Assistant/Associate Research Scientist – University of Michigan

The Survey Research Center in the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to hire a Assistant/Associate Research Scientist in the Youth and Social Issues program (YSI). YSI’s flagship research study is Monitoring the Future (MTF) (, which is an ongoing study of substance use among adolescents and adults that began in 1975.

The Assistant/Associate Research Scientist will provide research and administrative support, as well as conducting research both independently and as part of the YSI faculty. The Research Scientist track provides an opportunity for a scholar to contribute to existing funded social science research. In particular, this position will provide key support in designing and executing a pilot study of a new MTF Early Panel study that would begin in 8th and 10th grades. This position will help with the project’s aim to disseminate high quality data and documentation, with a focus on expanding the project’s capacity to offer online and in-person MTF data workshops to reach wider and more diverse research audiences. This position will design and lead multiple data workshops throughout the year and support MTF data users. In addition, this position will lead strategy for additional data dissemination activities, such as attending and presenting at scientific research conferences to share information about available MTF data with potential users.

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