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Research Associate, UC Evaluation Services Center

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About UC Evaluation Services Center

UC Evaluation Services Center (UCESC) is seeking a research associate to lead data and evidence-based evaluation projects that change lives, systems, and communities. UCESC’s team of specialists provide evaluation design and technical assistance, collect and analyze data, and report results for local, state, and national partners. UCESC conducts 30-40 projects annually in the fields of public health, education, and related human services using specialized technology. UCESC’s team includes staff with masters and doctoral degrees in research, education, or related fields as well as support staff, graduate and undergraduate students.

Job Overview

The UCESC Research Associate conducts all aspects of studies (e.g., idea generation, instrument development, research design, data analysis, report and publication writing, and presentations), ensuring that results are useful for the project stakeholders. The Research Associate will work collaboratively in a team environment, actively promote and contribute to the Center’s continuous improvement, and contribute to the initiation of business development, including proposal writing. Responsibilities also include supporting graduate assistants and junior employees in growth and development for project work (as needed).

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the coordination of research studies in a particular discipline.
  • Make independent contributions to projects and studies based on professional training or functional experience.
  • Solve problems using combined research knowledge.
  • Independently works on whole projects/problems.
  • Contribute to the collective team effort.
  • Perform statistical and graphical analysis of data, interpret data and assist in judging validity of data.
  • Analyze research results.
  • Organize data search and analysis procedures.
  • Assist in establishing test controls, criteria and research standards.
  • Assist in the design of complex data processing systems to analyze research data.
  • Accomplish assigned results for project/studies, or for significant aspects of larger, complex assignments.
  • Serve as a seasoned level researcher.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree required in a related field.

Required Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
  • May require experience with specialized software programs. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Earned doctoral or master’s degree in evaluation, statistics, data sciences, demography, economics, political science, psychology, public policy, sociology, history, information system or a related field at time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting program evaluation, measurement, or assessment using quantitative or qualitative methods and/or mixed methods.
  • Two (2) years of experience with statistical analysis and statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R) and/or qualitative analysis and software (e.g. MAXQDA).
  • Project management skills: ability to multitask, problem-solve, prioritize, and delegate
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities, and able to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and community partners.
  • Excellent communication skills; able to communicate effectively and articulately in writing and orally. Strong Microsoft Word skills, excellent editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Proven history with academic and technical writing in applied and academic contexts

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.


  • Competitive salary of $60,000 is planned for this role.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu to requisition 71022.  Current UC employees must apply with their internal account.  Applicants must include the following:  


  • Cover letter (Upload to the Cover Letter Field) 
  • CV or resume  
  • Professional references, minimum of 2. Include names, business title, and contact information 
  • Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement 


Based on the nature of this position and the available funding for this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.


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 / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 71022 


Research Associate, UC Evaluation Services Center

Date:  Sep 25, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Victory Parkway Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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