Requisition ID:  28236

Senior Research Associate

Job Summary

Purdue University and the Mitch Daniels School of Business are looking for someone with advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis and organizational research method skills to become its next Senior Research Associate. As the Senior Research Associate will engage in and collaborate with faculty on research related to organizational behavior and human resources with a particular focus on scholarship related to the future of work and new ways of working issues. This includes conducting original research on remote and flexible work arrangements, work-life-family boundaries and productivity, diversity and inclusion, leadership development in organizations, and related topics.  The candidate will contribute to and/or take the lead on a range of research activities including, data analysis, preparation of scientific manuscripts, proposal writing, implementation of research studies, preparing policy/translational reports, archiving data, and disseminating to the scholarship community. It may include organizing project team meetings and mentoring students in research and learning.


About Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business: The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business aspires to take a top 25 program and transform it into a top 10 program that competes for the best students in the country.   The key components of this transformation are:

  • Career Bound and the Larsen Leader’s Academy.  Programs that sharply improve students’ professional competencies by providing enhanced coaching and mentoring alongside an integrated curricular/co-curricular approach to professional development.
  • Curriculum Innovation.   A systematic process for creating new degree programs that leverage the unique strengths of Purdue and the School of Management; engaging in continuous quality improvement via external program reviews for existing programs; and strengthening the integrated management core.
  • Integrated Learning Ecosystem.   Programs that enhance learning outcomes by improving faculty course design and classroom presence; expanding alumni- and executive-in-residence programs; developing peer mentoring and tutoring networks; adopting advanced learning technologies; and building out core tools digital libraries.    
  • Transformational Experiences.  Growing undergraduate research, study abroad, and case competitions while significantly expanding experiential learning via internal programs and corporate engagement.


This position is a hybrid throughout the academic year with increased remote work available during the summer


A cover letter is required to be fully considered



  • Masters in psychology or business or sociology or HR or related field
  • Some Ph.D. level of coursework is strongly recommended
  • At least 2 years of experience in research in a business school and co-author on at least one FT50 or A-level publication
  • Strong independent writing skills for scholarly journals
  • Expertise in the use of statistical software (i.e. Qualtrics) 
  • Strong organizational skills



  • A PhD or PhD. ABD

Additional Information: 

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE  
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position  
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)  
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Career Stream

Professional 3
Pay Band S120
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Job Code #20003723
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