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Research Scientist 3

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Research Scientist 3- COPH

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Position Summary

The University of New Mexico, College of Population Health (COPH) invites applications for a Research Scientist 3.

Under general supervision, employs a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in a particular field of specialization to plan, coordinate, and conduct research. The Research Scientist 3 will be working with two national federal research projects, the national NiH ComPASS grant (led by Shannon Sanchez-Youngman) and the national PCORI Engage for Equity PLUS contract (led by Nina Wallerstein and Shannon Sanchez-Youngman). Both research projects involve research scientist needs on Community Based Participatory Research and Community Engaged Research efforts nationally, involving collaborations between academic institutions, community organizations, and other governmental and community sectors. The projects also involve research capacity technical assistance to community and academic partners, with experience in community based participatory research capacity workshops and training.

Job duties include:
• Scientific analytic analysis
• Data collection and management
• Data analysis
• Data dissemination and production of reports for different stakeholder groups, including federal reporting.
• Also research technical assistance capacity to provide to the multiple groups of stakeholders.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
• Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
• MPH Degree (Epidemiology and/or Community Health)
• Bilingual: Spanish
• Data Management (Qualitative and Quantitative)
• Training Development and Implementation of Research Capacity-Building Workshops in Community Based Participatory Research
• Knowledge of procedures and policies for NIH and/or PCORI funding, including reporting requirements

Additional Requirements


Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM


COPH Deans Office (304A)

Employment Type


Staff Type

Term - Full-Time

Term End Date





Monthly: $3,955.47 - $5,555.33

Benefits Eligible

This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement

As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.

Background Check Required


For Best Consideration Date


Eligible for Remote Work


Eligible for Remote Work Statement

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through
the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job
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visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please submit resume/application and cover letter

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/3000/3280.html. Refer to https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/3000/3200.html for a definition of Regular Staff
Albuquerque NM USA


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