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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in Flint, Michigan

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Human Medicine

Department:Chm Flint 40000829

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: Flint, East Lansing

Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Division of Public Health is seeking a full-time Research Associate to participate in manuscript preparation and submission, data collection, data analysis, and data management, grant writing , and design of new studies or novel data collection for PI Dr. Todd Lucas. The Research Associate will participate in a NIH-funded health disparities research. This position is located in Flint, MI.

The social psychology, health psychology, or public health-oriented Research Associate will participate in a NIH-funded health disparities research via participation in the following activities:

(1) Manuscript preparation and submission (40-60%): Dr. Lucas has both recently completed and currently active projects in the areas of stress, health communication, cancer control, and COVID-19 related antibody testing. All projects have data available for academic publication. Dr. Lucas needs help writing papers, and this is the primary funding rationale for the position. Pending studies include experimental and non-experimental studies of health disparities and closely related topics that are relevant to the Flint community (e.g. lead exposure). The Research Associate will work on manuscripts of mutual interest to the fellow and to Dr. Lucas.

(2) Data collection, data analysis, and data management for Dr. Lucas’s previous and ongoing funded research (20-40%).

(3) The remainder of the time (up to 20%) can be devoted to any or all of the following activities, as desired by the fellow: Grant writing (K-award), independent manuscript preparation and submission, design of new studies or novel data collection, seminars, etc.

The start date is ASAP. The position is based at the College of Human Medicine in Flint, a vibrant and growing research group dedicated to community partnered research for underserved populations. This group has brought in $40 million in NIH and CDC funding in its first 2.5 years.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Social Psychology, Health Psychology or a related field

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in social psychology, health psychology, or a related field

  • Strong academic writing skills

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills

  • Have multiple peer-reviewed journal articles published or in press, including first-author article/s

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter

  • CV/Resume

  • The names and contact information 3 Professional References

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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