Research Associate at Indiana University

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Job Description:

Special Instructions Summary

This role is a grant-funded position and is term-limited based on the availability of funding or the life of the grant.



Department Information

The Department of Sociology, a unit in the College of Arts and Sciences (The College) at Indiana University, is a large, comprehensive department at the forefront of sociological research and teaching in all of sociology's major subfields. We pride ourselves on the world-class, hands-on intellectual support and guidance we provide our students, not only across the substantive fields that constitute sociology, but also across the discipline's full methodological spectrum. For many decades IU Sociology has been ranked among the top graduate programs in the nation, according to the National Research Council and U.S. News & World Report.

Our faculty is recognized for both research excellence and a commitment to teaching. More specifically, this position will work in the lab of Dr. Anna Mueller. Dr. Mueller is the Luther Dana Waterman Associate Professor of Sociology. Dr. Mueller's research investigates how the social environment shapes youth suicide risk with the goal of identifying better strategies to prevent suicide in schools and communities.

More information about the Department of Sociology at Indiana University can be found here.

More information about Dr. Mueller can be found here.

More information about the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University may be found here.

The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For the full diversity statement, click here.

Job Summary

  • Leads data management protocol development.

  • Maintains safety records and ensures safety/compliance procedures and protocols are followed.

  • Hires, trains, and supervises lab staff and student employees; assures observation of safety policies.

  • Maintains fiscal accountability of the program and approves all expenditures for the lab.

  • May develop, prepare, and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding for research projects and related work.

  • Prepares and submits data to the National Institute of Mental Health Data Archive.

  • Coordinates research activities.



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in sociology, psychology, economics, public health, public administration, education, or related health, education, or social sciences field.
  • Master's degree in a related field.

  • 3 years of related work experience.
  • 3 years of research administrative experience.

  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
  • Familiarity with Indiana University internal software systems for research administration.
  • Familiarity with NIH's Data Archive.

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary


Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Research Analysis

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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