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Research Scientist 2

Albuquerque, NM
University Of New Mexico

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Research Scientist 2 Requisition IDreq12271Working TitleResearch Scientist 2Position Grade12Position Summary

The New Mexico Sentencing Commission (NMSC), which is part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of New Mexico, is looking for qualified applicants for a Research Scientist II position.

About NMSC

NMSC serves as a criminal and juvenile justice policy resource to the three branches of state government and interested citizens.

Its mission is to provide impartial information, analysis, recommendations, and assistance from a coordinated cross- agency perspective with an emphasis on maintaining public safety and making the best use of our criminal and juvenile justice resources.

Staff perform applied research, program evaluation, and analyses that provide information for criminal and juvenile justice stakeholders.

Job duties

With direction from senior staff, the Research Scientist II position may participate in:

On-site data collection at various criminal and juvenile justice and/or community agencies

Secondary data analysis

Cleaning of electronic datasets

Combining information from multiple data sets

Statistical data analysis

Writing and formatting of reports

Conducting literature reviews

Supervising undergraduate student employees

Completing other project tasks as needed

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 1 year 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

The successful candidate will have:
Experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS
Prior experience or interest in learning Structure Query Language (SQL)
Excellent writing skills
Social science background
People who are successful in this position are able to work independently, are self-motivated, detail oriented, responsible, and have good critical thinking skills.

Additional RequirementsCampusMain - Albuquerque, NMDepartmentInstitute for Social Research (931C)Employment TypeStaffStaff TypeTerm - Full-TimeTerm End Date06/30/2021StatusExemptPay$3199.73 to $4416.67 monthlyBenefits EligibleThis 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 StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.Background Check RequiredFor Best Consideration Date3/2/2020Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

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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.

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