Job ID: 237369

Associate, Research

Alcorn State University

  • Jun. 11, 2024
  • Associate, Research
  • College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
  • Alcorn State University
    Lorman, MS
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Psychology - General
    Human Development
The incumbent supports the work of scientists and academic subject matter experts, coordinating studies and performing administrative tasks required to complete projects. The incumbent will play a crucial role in the interdisciplinary Evans Allen project focused on understanding childhood obesity risk factors and designing effective marketing interventions. This position involves data collection, analysis, and collaboration with a dynamic research team.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Research Methodology:
  • Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Understanding of data collection techniques (surveys, interviews, focus groups).
  • Data Management and Analysis:
  • Proficiency in organizing and managing research data.
  • Ability to use statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R) for data analysis.
Literature Review:
  • Skill in conducting literature searches and summarizing relevant findings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within a research team.
  • Interest in Public Health and / or Marketing interventions:
  • A genuine interest in childhood obesity prevention and health promotion via marketing interventions.
Technical Proficiency:
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Basic knowledge of data analysis tools.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Time-management skills
  • Ability to commit to lengthy, complex projects 

Essential Job Functions

  • Collect and analyze data related to childhood obesity risk factors. 
  • Conduct literature reviews and summarize relevant findings. 
  • Assist in designing social marketing campaigns. 
  • Engage with stakeholders through workshops. 
  • Collaborate within the multidisciplinary research team


  • Master’s degree in health, human development, psychology, or business / marketing related fields. 
  •  At least one year of project coordination, management or related experience is preferred.

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