The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine is seeking applications to fill one position at either the Research Associate or Senior Research Associate level.
The Research Associate position is intended to complement the analytical and policy research capacity of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center by participating in research and development activities of the Center. Typical hiring range for the Research Associate position is $40,500 to $60,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Senior Research Associate is responsible for developing and managing applied research and development projects that address important policy questions in response to the information needs of officials in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Typical hiring range for the Senior Research Associate position is $50,000 to $77,500, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Senior Research Associate
Research Associate: Typically has the education associated with a Master’s Degree in economics or social science or policy related discipline and preferably three years of experience with applied research activity. Demonstrated applied social science research skills; experience with quantitative data collection methods and statistical analysis such as economic impact analysis, statistics, econometrics, and/or GIS. Knowledge of proposal preparation; familiarity with a variety of computer platforms and software applications, including statistical analysis software; technical writing skills; familiarity with public policy processes and governmental institutions; ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver’s license.
Senior Research Associate: Typically has the education associated with a Master’s degree in economics or policy related discipline and four or more years of public policy related research and administrative responsibility. Demonstrated technical expertise in policy analysis, such as economic impact analysis, statistics, econometrics, and/or GIS. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated strategic planning and managerial skills. Successful supervisory and financial management experience. Ability to travel, normally requiring a driver’s license
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. You must complete all fields, including the options to take the affirmative action survey. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.