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Research Specialist

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business seeks a highly motivated professional to serve as a Research Specialist. This is a two year limited assignment with benefits.

The Research Specialist will work closely with Darden faculty to support their behavioral research agendas. Primary duties involve a wide range of support throughout various stages of research. These include conducting literature reviews, collecting, organizing and analyzing data, planning research studies including IRB submissions, conducting online and field research studies, and other special projects.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Assist faculty members to develop, design, and conduct research projects

  • Conduct literature reviews or initial exploratory searches of selected topics and prepare synopsis of findings
  • Develop detailed experimental protocols and produce experimental materials/stimuli
  • Prepare IRB applications
  • Program surveys in Qualtrics and manage data collection via a survey distribution platform such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk or Prolific Academic
  • Work with Lab Coordinators to prepare and execute online, in-lab experiments, and field research studies
  • Conduct and oversee research assistants in field research collaborations (e.g. conduct onsite interviews, making cold calls)
  • Clean data sets and conduct basic statistical analysis
  • Conduct and supervise research assistants in cleaning and coding qualitative data
  • Format papers for journal submission
  • Complete other specials projects as assigned

Professional experience and education:

  • Bachelor's Degree is required
  • Minimum of two years' experience in social science research preferred
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and data mining preferred
  • Strong skills in data management and analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work on a team
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite of Office software required; statistical software such as SPSS, Stata, MATLAB, and R preferred

Anticipated salary range: $45,000 - $48,000

This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require insert any additional checks. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

Please apply through Workday, and search for "Research Specialist". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and CV/resume all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Research Specialist, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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