The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

Senior Research Scientist

Location: Austin, TX
Closes: Open until position fills

Purpose of Position

Play leadership role in development of data coordinating center to create data sets for research, offer content expertise, scientific leadership and oversight. Consult and interpret research and survey design, model selection, sample size calculation. Support dissemination of research for informed policy and action.

Essential Functions

Provide scientific leadership and operational oversight of data coordination for the Latino Research Initiative. Make significant contributions to study protocol development and analytic approaches. Provide consultation to faculty/researchers on research design, power and sample-size calculations, data management, interpretation and reporting of results. Oversee the creation of an archive of public use data sets that include representative samples of Mexican American and Latino populations. Conceptualize and lead in development of successful proposals for new studies that support the Latino Research Initiative's research program. Contribute to ongoing major research projects, provide input into new directions for existing program areas, and secure funding for new projects consistent with the mission of the Latino Research Initiative. Develop and carry out methodological and/or applied research leading to peer-reviewed publications, policy briefs, and other modes of dissemination. Provide mentorship to the Latino Research Initiative's researchers, faculty affiliates, and trainees.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in epidemiology, statistics, demography, sociology or related field with a minimum of 10 years of applicable experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. A sustained record of research that offers critical and comparative approaches to Mexican American and Latino populations in the U.S. A demonstrable record of peer-reviewed publication and funding. A demonstrated ability to lead highly interactive and multidisciplinary research teams. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

More than the minimum required number of years of experience.


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