Research Scientist III

Sibling Aggression and Abuse Research and Advocacy Initiative, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire
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As part of the inaugural team, the research scientist will help launch the Sibling Aggression and Abuse Research and Advocacy Initiative (SAARA). The goal of the SAARA Initiative is to increase awareness of sibling aggression and abuse, including physical, psychological, property, and sexual, and provide guidance for how to prevent and reduce their occurrences. Activities will include disseminating research, creating a website and infographics for easy access to information, evaluating existing parent and family violence education, training and programs for sibling content, and developing archives of webinars and virtual talks on different clinical and research topics related to sibling aggression and abuse.


Excellent written, interpersonal, organizational, and verbal communication skills
Flexible, adaptable
Extremely strong attention to detail
Self-directed with excellent decision-making qualities
M.S. degree, or a Ph.D. by the date of hire in Human Development and Family Science, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine (pediatrics) or related discipline
Research and advocacy experience related to family violence and relationships, parenting, child and adolescent development and maltreatment; strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Experience with and a broad understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods.
Ability to work independently on a daily basis, work well in a team, and synthesize and summarize research for a non-scientific audience
Effectively engage in advocacy and communicate the results of their work orally and in writing
Three to five years of experience in related field, process or discipline
Remote work is possible, but location will need to be validated before an offer can be extended. At least 2 annual in-person visits to Durham, NH campus are required

Organization Summary

The mission of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

125A McConnell Hall
Durham, NH 03824
United States