The University of Cincinnati (UC), founded in 1819, is a premier public urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. The university boasts a student body of over 44,000 students enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer, with over 10,000 faculty, staff and student workers. The university embraces diversity and inclusion as its core values and seeks to empower all members of its community. UC is ranked among the top 25 research institutions by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight.”
The university is built upon a strong interdisciplinary research culture that encourages collaboration across colleges. In addition to being a prestigious research center, UC also provides extensive employee benefits. UC's benefits package includes medical and dental coverage, tuition remission, various retirement contribution options, as well as long-term disability insurance, among others. Please use the following link: http://www.uc.edu/hr/benefits.html for more information about the university's benefits plans, benefits summaries, as well as information about employee discounts, professional training, and much more.
The Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science (IIDS) at UC is a relatively new institute that is the nexus of collaboration for big data and digital science across the university. IIDS was conceptualized in 2014, was fully established in 2017 with a named director, and consists of six core faculty members across four UC colleges: Business, Medicine, Criminal Justice, and Engineering. The overall objective of IIDS is to foster dramatic innovation and actualization of solving challenging real-world problems at scale.Specifically, the IIDS aims to develop cutting-edge analytic strategies and techniques and apply them to both quantitative and qualitative data to address challenging real-world problems in areas such as education, business, health sciences, social sciences, psychology, biological and biomedical sciences. The institute is designed to promote interdisciplinary data science at UC, coordinate and harmonize analytics activities across the campus, and provide a powerhouse of expertise and resources in data analytics that allows UC to strengthen its pursuit of scientific exploration as well as intramural and extramural funding opportunities.
The IIDS is seeking a Research Associate to join its team. The Research Associate will work with the Director of IIDS and all core faculty members in developing, coordinating, and executing research projects and scholarly events, including but not limited to: proposal development, website maintenance, networking, and asset mapping. Preference will be given to individuals with strong communication and marketing skills, including networking with potential collaborators; providing creative input into website development and materials; translating research findings to a vast array of stakeholders; presenting at project meetings, advisory board meetings, and conferences; strategic and seminar event planning; grant proposal development and writing skills; and working collaboratively across a variety of disciplinary teams.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate must have the ability and working knowledge to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. IIDS is actively seeking collaboration opportunities with partners in a variety of academic disciplines within UC, the greater Cincinnati region, and the state of Ohio. As such, the Research Associate plays a vital role in supporting these activities and the collective research agenda created by the core faculty members. Responsibilities will include outreach, communications, project management, program marketing, web management, and science writing. Specifically, the Research Associate will be responsible for planning seminar events, increasing institute visibility, coordinating research projects (as needed), developing grant proposals, and seeking collaboration within and outside of the university.
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to maintain a positive work environment and positive, professional interactions with a variety of colleagues and clients
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Project management skills
Excellent organizational skills and time management
Bachelor’s degree in social science (e.g., psychology), communication, library sciences, information sciences, data analytics, or a related field with 2 years of experience
Excellent writing and communication skills
Proficient in using Office software (Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Doctoral or master's degree in social science (e.g., psychology), communication, library sciences, information sciences, data analytics, or a related field at time of appointment
Two (2) years of experience in conducting research projects and developing and submitting grants
Experience with data collection and management software (e.g. Qualtrics, RedCap, Tableau)
Data visualization and website management familiarity
Other Position Details
Due to the nature of this position and the available funding for this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicants must attach/upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for a minimum of three references, including a current or past supervisor.
Please visit our website to complete the online application. The following are required to be attached or included:
1. Cover letter. Please describe reason(s) for interest in the position.
2. CV or resume. Include employment dates and full or part-time status.
3. Professional references: three professional references, one must be a current or former supervisor. Include names, business title, and contact information.
4. Two writing samples, including a grant application, if possible. All submitted samples will be held in confidence.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.