Job Description

Sr Research Scientist 2

Requisition IDreq6272
Working TitleSr Research Scientist 2
Position Grade15
Position SummaryIndependently interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments. Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity. Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Interviewing skills and experience (Case Study Participants)

Designing and implementing randomized control trial studies

Human subject review design and submissions

SPSS experience

Social science research experience in criminal justice (law enforcement, courts, and corrections), behavioral health, juvenile justice, homelessness, and substance abuse treatment and prevention.

Knowledge of how the criminal justice system and behavioral health system work at the local, state and national level.

Experience working directly with local units of governments including cities and counties on research design, research implementation, and reporting of research results.

Applied work experience with statistical software packages that could include SPSS, SAS, Stata and R. This could include data entry, data analysis, and data visualization and reporting.

Experience as a Principal Investigator or as a Co-Principal Investigator supervising entry level and lower level staff on multiple projects of varied complexity with time lines.

Experience with human subject review applications.


Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentInstitute for Social Research (931C)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2019
Pay$5,833 to $6,333 monthly depending on experience and education.
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date9/11/2018
Application Instructions

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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