UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research

Research Professional 3, Grade 80, PCLS: 05003

The Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) in the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking strong applicants for a full-time Research Professional 3 (RP3), to work on grant-funded projects, primarily in the role of Project Manager. Specific duties may vary based on project, but in general the position assists in developing and carrying out all aspects of the project workplan. CBHRS is funded through federal, state and foundation grant/contracts to study interventions that promote health through behavior change. The immediate assignment will be project manager for an ongoing CDC-funded study focused on implementing routine alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) within reproductive healthcare to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.  The RP3 will work with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Diane King, to ensure successful completion of the project workplan and coordinate with our collaborators at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest Hawaii Alaska Indiana and Kentucky. Overall responsibilities for the RP3 include conducting research-related administrative tasks, regulatory approvals, assistance and oversight of subawards and consultant payments, budget management, coordination of data collection, maintenance of process tracking, data entry, and reporting of progress and outcomes both orally and in writing. The position may also direct the activities of junior staff and students. Candidates must have completed a Master’s degree in behavioral science, public health, social science, or related field. The ideal candidate will have experience working with multiple projects simultaneously, being able to ensure tasks are completed well and on time, and oversee the work of others. It would be helpful to have experience with behavioral intervention research, health and/or community services research, and implementation research. The position requires the ability to work independently and effectively within a study team, have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, excellent time management and organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to use good judgment in daily tasks. The applicant is expected to be proficient in computer software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in data analysis software (e.g., SPSS, NVIVO) and conducting simple statistical analyses is preferred. This position is based in Anchorage, AK. May require in-state or out-of-state travel, depending on project needs. The position is dependent on the availability of grant funds. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. About UAA, ISER, and CBHRS

Required Application Materials:

  1. A cover letter stating summarizing interest and qualifications for the position
  2. Curriculum vita or resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references
  4. Copies of college transcripts

For further information regarding the application process, please contact Diane King ( To learn more about the position and apply, please visit UAA job board: