Research Associate

Position Information

Position Information

Department Criminology, Law & Society
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Research Associate
Working Title Research Associate
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F237AZ
Recruit Number Faculty - 7263
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Researcher Associate

The Center for Advancing Correction Excellence, within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University, seeks a researcher to collaborate on research at the interface between health and criminology. In several studies, this study will support the work on different studies that seeks to further understand interventions to interrupting offending, substance abuse and risky behaviors and the relationship between programs and outcomes.


  • Work on the study protocol;
  • Create and maintaining databases using a variety of tools;
  • Conduct sophisticated statistical analyses using multivariate and multilevel models;
  • Collaborate with lab members on empirical analyses and articles;
  • Assist in the design of new studies;
  • Work on scholarly papers.
  • Assist in the supervision of graduate research assistants and field staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. preferred or Master’s degree is Social Sciences or Criminology;
  • At least seven years of experience;
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference is for candidates with experience with SPSS, STATA, MPLUS, SAS, as well as experience with latent growth curve models, hierarchical linear models, and advanced quantitative analyses;
  • Experience with statistical analyses and the study of change over time is highly desired;
  • Experience working with offender populations is also a plus.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online at and search for position number F237AZ. Applications should include a letter of interest and a CV. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted, either online to or via regular mail to Dr. Faye Taxman, George Mason University, MS 6D3, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 1, 2018
Posting Date 01/18/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Intent
  2. CV
Optional Documents