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Senior Research Associate

Position Deleted on 6/24/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Syracuse, NY
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
  • Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
Application Due:
Full Time
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Syracuse, NY

Pay Range:
Commensurate w/ experience and education

Salary Grade:

FLSA Status: Exempt

Standard University hours with associated evening and weekend hours as required by IVMF activities.

Job Type:

Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code:
Not Applicable

Job Description:
This position serves as a senior research associate for the IVMF. The position will propose and conduct research and respond to requests for research from the IVMF and with outside collaborators.

The position will support the broad mission of the IVMF, including research related to program development and implementation, policy analysis and advocacy, collaborative work with other organizations, and supporting veterans and their families.

Through research and policy analysis and recommendation, this position will be working with and advocating for veterans and families.


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Science, Public Policy, Economics, Public Administration or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years overall experience conducting research with at least 1 year of experience conducting quantitative and/or qualitative survey research, or interpreting survey research results for publication.
Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Excellent research skills required including experience with literature reviews, peer-reviewed publications, survey creation/data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Posess a record of publications, contributions to publications, and/or research experience as typically acquired during post-doctoral research experiences.
  • Proficiency with statistical and survey software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Qualtrics) required.
  • Experience with survey tools and/or web-based form applications (using HTML,JavaScript, ColdFusion) is valued, and ability to work with technical staff on implementation of surveys with full understanding of the technology preferred.
  • Strong written, conceptual thinking and oral communication skills required, including excellent writing, grammar, editing skills, presentations, training, advocacy, and negotiations.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all levels of staff, and diverse stakeholders. Must be able to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, understanding and assessing their ability to contribute to specific projects and exercising leadership with students which contributes both to their employment and their education.
  • Highly organized and able to work with a minimum of direction.
  • Ability to see a project through from start to finish within tight timelines.
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, solve problems and carry out responsibilities independently.
  • Effective time management, organization, and planning skills, with exceptional ability to multi-task and juggle numerous priorities, while maintaining high degree of collegiality with team members.
  • Ability to design, articulate, and carry out research activities in various contexts and media.
  • Requires analytical and problem solving skills relying on sound judgment and experience.
  • Strong attention to detail in working with databases, tables/figures, and statistical reports.
  • Ability to relate business experience and expertise to research needs and program evaluation and improvement.
  • Strong and proven proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point and Access required, as well as quantitative and qualitative software. Must be able to create and present results in many formats to varied audiences, including academic audiences, lay audiences, funders and sponsors, and others as needed



  • Will conduct research which includes policy research, quantitative and qualitative research, survey development, data collection, data analysis, and reporting data results. This position will prepare/edit/contribute to research papers, proposal development, and reports internal to IVMF and for public stakeholders. This position will collaborate with business and industry, higher education, and other stakeholders to identify and address knowledge gaps, and propose transformative research.
  • Will conduct social science research, using available databases, publications, whitepapers, and other source material, published and unpublished, assessing its utility and credibility for inclusion.
  • Will transform statistical and quantitative data into actionable recommendations and communicate these to management, to external stakeholders, and to collaborative partners.
  • Will be required to complete various research assignments, assist in the development of research, interim and final publications, research summaries, and other special projects.
  • Reports directly to the Director of Research with additional direction from the Managing Director and the Executive Director, ensuring that projects are completed on time.
  • Will work with daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines, and the position will perform special projects as directed.
Physical Requirements:
"Not Applicable"

"Not Applicable"

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Open Until Filled:

Job Category:
Salaried Staff
Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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