Research Associate 1

Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation. These are the values that define UConn Health, and we are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top rated organization is looking to add a Research Associate 1 to our growing team. If you have a background in this field, as well as a passion for customer and patient experience, we want to hear from you.


Works under the limited supervision of a staff member of higher rank.


Leads research assistants, para-professional, clerical or other staff members of lower rank as assigned.


  • Industry-leading health insurance options and affordability

  • Generous vacation and sick-time plans

  • Multi-channel retirement options (pension and match options)

  • Tuition waiver and reimbursement for employees and qualified family members

  • Quick commute access from I-84, Rte 9 and surrounding areas

  • State of the art facility and campus environments

  • Progressive leadership and educational development programs available

Schedule: 40 hrs per wk, Mon - Fri,8:30am - 5:00pm with a 30 minute unpaid meal break


  • Serve as HDI pre/post award manager for grants/contracts.

  • Conducts pre/post award proposal reviews

  • Negotiate and process applications and sub-contracts

  • Support center operations

  • Assist with literature reviews

  • Assists in design/development of complex NIH foundation, and research projects/programs/contracts

  • Prepares and reconcile monthly reports of grants and contracts and prepares ad hoc reports

  • Serve as a liaison between HDI, sponsored research program staff, administration, faculty and grant agencies

  • Prepare reports, correspondences, policy briefs, white papers and manuscripts

  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Considerable knowledge of relevant research protocols, principles, procedures

  • Considerable knowledge of relevant advanced scientific techniques

  • Knowledge of research practices; knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computer applications.

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work independently, to attend to detail, problem solve and be organized

  • Some supervisory ability.


General Experience:

A Master's Degree in a relevant discipline (such as Business Administration or Public Health), plus two (2) years of working experience in health policy, and public policy analytics.

Substitutions Allowed:

Bachelors Degree and three (3) years of appropriate research experience, preferably in a health science/health care setting.


  • Incumbents in the class may be required to travel.

  • Incumbents in this class may be required to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases.

  • Must have projects management skills and demonstrable grant writing.

  • Must have demonstrated health policy, community based research and community engagement work experience particularly with disadvantaged population such as racial/ethnic minorities, tribal groups and others.

  • 1 year of the general experience should have included working with federal grants and contracts.

  • Must have demonstrated familiarity and experience related to health disparities research and NIH grant application processes as well as those of other federal agencies and voluntary health organizations.

  • Must have experience preparing not for profit research budgets and grants management

  • Submission of health policy or community based research writing sample is required at time of application. (e.g. ,health policy brief)

  • A skills assessment during the interview may be required.


  • Applicants with background in health policy, community based research and community engagement, health equity.


Incumbents in this class may occasionally be required to lift standard laboratory equipment/supplies; may be exposed to some risk of injury from such elements as toxic vapors, and toxic radioactive materials and/or disease bearing substances; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.

Full Time Equivalent Minimum Salary: $76,294.00

Why UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.

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