The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

Research Scientist

Location: Austin, TX
Closes: Open until position fills

Purpose of Position

Support the Latino Research Initiative with organizing and analyzing an archive of public use data sets. Provide statistical support on research and survey design, data analysis, and data interpretation. Support dissemination of research for informed policy and action, and contribute to ongoing major research projects.

Essential Functions

Collaborate effectively with the Latino Research Initiative Director, Senior Research Scientist, and colleagues to analyze evaluation needs, recommend plans for analysis, assure quality control on data sets, and perform data analysis on multiple research studies. Develop and implement methodological and/or applied research leading to peer-reviewed publications, reports to sponsoring agencies, and other modes of dissemination. Research agendas will be formulated to target both individual and organizational development goals, and may be supported by funded projects and dedicated organizational resources. Create archive of local, state, national, and study-specific data sets that include representative samples of Mexican-American and Latino populations to be used for analysis by Latino Research Initiative researchers. Contribute to ongoing major research projects and provide input into new directions for existing program areas. Present and publish research results.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in epidemiology, statistics, demography, sociology, or related field with a minimum of 5 years’ worth of experience. Major project experience with an established track record of publishing. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Capability to succeed in research, as demonstrated by development of specific content-area expertise, authorship on refereed publications, and/or invited presentations. Experience analyzing large data sets, such as NHANES, BRFSS, and Census Bureau/ACS. Demonstrated potential to contribute to ongoing research studies and to secure funding for new projects consistent with the mission of the Latino Research Initiative. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

More than the minimum required number of years of experience. Postdoctoral research experience.


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