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Research Spec Urban Dev & Plan - FIU at I-75

Florida International University
Miramar, FL
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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Works closely with faculty in research projects to include designing, implementing and conducting tests and analysis. Conduct detailed statistical analysis on a variety of data and interpret research methodology based on outcome of analysis.
  • Assists Primary Investigators in coordinating the research activities for the Metropolitan Center.
  • Coordinate research activities, including the development and implementation of procedures for projects, data collection and reporting initiatives.
  • Performs and coordinates a wide range of research procedures and projects related to opinion research surveys and their analysis. Compiles and analyzes results, although tasks are frequently performed independently and unsupervised.
  • Prepares reports based on data collection, research and provide interpretation.
  • Conduct detailed statistical analysis on a variety of data and interpret research mythology based on outcome of analysis.
  • Monitors data collections and apply appropriat protocols and procedures.
  • Assist with updating the department website, social media sites and promotional materials with update and relevant content.
  • Assists in pursuing funding and the preparation of research proposals in response to funding opportunities.
  • Assists with research projects and may perform independent research or performs various clerical and editorial duties; compiles, processes and analyzes data; performs supervisory and training duties.
  • Assists in organizing public events and project presentations.
  • Serves as liaison for the project team, outside agencies and the general public as needed.
  • Coordinates public outreach on research projects and other activities undertaken by the department. Assist with with recearching specialized area of study and provide interpretation of results.
  • Assists in mentoring research assistants.
  • Performs high level GIS functions demonstrating a mastery of software usage and application to research studies and presentations.
  • Facilitates presentations to local government and non-profit organization elected and appointed boards and committees.
  • Provides graphic design concepts for potential real estate development projects.
  • Performs other related duties as required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate specialization and four (4) years of experience or Master's degree and two (2) years of experience.
Departmental Requirements

Experience writing research reports.
Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research.

Desired Qualifications

Required Knowledge of SPSS (statistical data system).
Experience with urban development and planning, economic development, housing research analysis.
Experience writing research reports.
Experience interacting with research sponsors.

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Advertised Salary

$50,000 - $60,000

Work Schedule

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Working Condition(s)

Fieldwork or Surveys Off-Campus
Required to spend 50% or more of time operating a computer

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check
Driver's License Check

Other Information

"This is a time limited appointment which may be terminated at any time with 30 days' notice."

Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to travel locally and nationally.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
Ability to work off-campus to conduct research in various South Florida populations.
Travel to FIU Campus

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed in their present job for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.
  • This posting will close at 12:00 am the morning of the close date.
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