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#93551 Staff Research Associate I

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/29/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/17/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Sociology studies societies and human groups: their composition, organization, culture, and development. It combines scientific and humanistic methods to investigate a subject that is both relevant and broad—ranging from social interaction in everyday life to social changes taking place on a global scale. UCSD's Department of Sociology offers an innovative undergraduate program that covers the breadth of the discipline while giving students opportunities to specialize in areas of their choice, to conduct independent research, and to participate in an Honors Program. The department also encourages students to study abroad and to take courses in other humanities and social science departments in order to expand their perspective on sociological topics.

Under general supervision from the PIs, the Staff Research Associate will perform a wide variety of standard procedures and a limited variety of non-standard procedures requiring ingenuity, resourcefulness, and adaptability to special and changing needs of research in the specialized field of Sociology. Conduct extensive computer-assisted data coding and analysis of engineering talks, using the software program ELAN. Manage complex excel files and conduct qualitative interviews.

Provide support for the production of written scholarly texts by the PIs in these ways, among others: bibliographic and editorial assistance, critical reading, critical analysis and commentary to the manuscript, and manuscript preparation. Format and add references to bibliography, utilizing a bibliographic computer software program. Track in-detail the bibliography and manuscript text additions and revisions.

Keep detailed set of data sources and the coding and analyses of those sources. Exercise professionalism and discretion and maintain the confidentiality of data and emerging scholarly arguments and theories.


  • BA-level expertise in one or more specialties that are addressed in the research (e.g., for illustrative purposes only, gender and work, social inequalities, academic STEM).

  • Extensive experience with quantitative and qualitative coding of videorecording data using ELAN and to code other types of data using other computer-assisted programs.

  • Intermediate experience to manage complex Excel files.

  • Experience in other types of computer assisted data coding and analysis.

  • Strong writing skills with attention to detail, including the ability to analyze social scientific literature. Good communication skills to formulate complex ideas and present them clearly and according to disciplinary guidelines.

  • Ability to format bibliography, using a bibliographic computer software program.

  • Ability to work semi-independently and remotely and host project meetings via videoconferencing software.

  • Theoretical knowledge in data coding and analysis or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to exercise professionalism, self-motivation, and discretion and maintain the confidentiality of data and emerging scholarly arguments and theories.

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Hiring Salary Range
$43,305 - $48,232/year
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RX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri