Research Associate

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Classification:Research Professional 1
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Part-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Division of Population Health Sciences is seeking applications for a Research Professional 1.


100Work with Principal Investigator or Supervisor, project initiation, IRB submissions and communications, reporting to internal audiences, acquire/analyze/interpret quantitative and/or qualitative data, automate data analysis and/or entry, design and implement systems and procedures (e.g., sampling, data collection, calibration), conduct literature reviews, provide computer and database programming to support data needs. Ability to identify methodological problems in research protocol and implement modifications to optimize results. Other duties as assigned.Essential

The Division of Population Health Sciences in the College of Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage seeks a research associate for assistance with public health based research projects. Prospective research foci are health disparities and social determinants of health, access to care, addiction, homelessness, infectious diseases, diet and nutrition, and global climate change. 


  • Understanding of statistical software such as ESRI, SAS, R, Stata, or other software packages to analyze data, and the ability to draft tables, charts, and reports describing these analyses.
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply written materials, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with individuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to organize and present facts and opinions.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and make responsible decisions.
  • Advance internet research skills, excellent time management skills, and disciplined attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Ability to work with discretion, maintain confidentiality, and exercise sound independent judgment.
  • Experience with basic office equipment, and extensive experience and knowledge in using MS Office professional Suite, especially
  • Knowledge of standard reporting procedures and data collection methods.


  • Excel and Outlook
  • Familiarity with Alaska health issues and data sources

Required Experience:

  • 6 months experience in a field relevant to the research
  • Experience with research methods and analytical procedures

Bachelor's degree and six months experience in a field relevant to the research or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Applicant Procedure:
To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Assignment Information:
Term-Funded, Non-Exempt (hourly), Part-Time, 12 months, and eligible for benefits.

Salary:  $23.84/minimum per hour

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Drug-Free Workplace:
University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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