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Research Technologist

The Justice Center for Research ( is seeking a candidate for a Research Technologist position in the area of criminal justice research. This position will offer the opportunity for involvement in innovative research projects being conducted by The Justice Center for Research and its affiliate faculty. Tasks will include assisting with grant preparation, project management, writing for grants and for publications, data collection, basic data coding, cleaning and analysis and questionnaire/survey design. May supervise wage employees and/or students. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or related discipline. The successful candidate must possess exemplary organizational, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and accurately are essential. Position necessitates meeting deadlines and working on projects that may require flexible work hours including evening and weekends. Travel may be required. To apply, please upload a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of three professional references, and a recent writing sample addressed to Dr. Derek Kreager, Justice Center for Research Director, here. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

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