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Senior Sociology Research Associate

University of Cincinnati
2600 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati OH 45221

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $55,000
Posted Date: 08/30/2023
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About the University of Cincinnati

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to nearly 48,000 students, about 11,000 faculty and staff, and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center, and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion, and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


Senior Sociology Research Associate

Job Description

OPEN (Ohio Policy Evaluation Network) conducts rigorous, impactful, and forward-thinking social science research on the reproductive health of Ohioans. Our program is comprised of multiple interdisciplinary research projects that assess reproductive health outcomes, equity, access, cost, and autonomy in the context of federal and state laws and policies. We seek an exceptional scholar with a strong background and interest in reproductive health research, including health policy, abortion, and contraception, for a senior research associate position at the University of Cincinnati.

The senior research associate will work closely with Danielle Bessett (Sociology) on studies focused on abortion policies and their effects on abortion-seeking experiences and health system impacts in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. We expect data collection to be challenging and data analysis to be complex.

The senior research associate will manage qualitative and quantitative studies and be involved in the analysis and interpretation of findings, emphasizing disseminating results with principal investigators and co-investigators. The candidate must have prior experience analyzing quantitative data.


Job Responsibilities

  • Report to the UC-based OPEN principal investigator and research project leaders.
  • Engage with researchers at the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University to collect data from abortion seekers, patients, health care providers, and other groups as new projects arise.
  • Contribute effectively to the collective team effort.
  • Coordinate closely with clinic staff to resolve issues that arise during the data collection processes.
  • Oversee compliance processes and maintain study files.
  • Perform analysis and interpretation of data and assist in judging data validity.
  • Analyze and disseminate data with special attention and commitment to health equity.
  • Create products and accomplish assigned tasks for OPEN studies or related projects.
  • Travel for data collection in cities throughout Ohio and adjacent states (percent travel time estimated to be 5-20%; 80-95% based in the Cincinnati office).
  • May provide direct and indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (e.g., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approved time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental needs.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Three years of experience in a related field, process, or discipline.
  • Extremely strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Self-directed with excellent decision-making qualities.
  • Desire to advance public health knowledge in Ohio.
  • Experience interacting with multiple sites or projects at once.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic about growth through feedback and iteration.
  • Basic knowledge of the reproductive health landscape in Ohio or similar states.
  • Willingness to take ownership of routinized administrative tasks that support
  • OPEN research and researchers: OPEN has a small core staff, and everyone contributes.
  • Database management experience (e.g., REDCap, Qualtrics) and expertise with quantitative software (e.g., SAS, STATA, R, SPSS).
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent research experience.
  • Occasional travel across Ohio and neighboring states are anticipated for this position; UC policies cover expenses for work travel.
  • Eligible applicants are US citizens or permanent residents.


Compensation & Benefits

  • UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options to meet your and your family’s financial, educational, health, and wellness needs. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • The competitive salary range is dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • 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 include 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 and off-campus activities and services.


Application Process

Qualified and interested applicants must complete the online application and include several additional documents. Please note that providing these additional documents is required for consideration for the position. Please upload the following:

  • Current copy of their resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Use the “additional documents” function in the online application to attach a cover letter expressing the following: their knowledge, experience, and interest in reproductive health research, details about their training and work experience to date, and a description of what they believe it means to commit to individual and organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, and how they would develop and apply that commitment in this position.
  • Use the “additional documents” function in the online application to attach a writing sample.
  • Please send contact information for two references to Dr. Stef Murawsky ([email protected]).

Review of applications will begin in September 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


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