Manages assigned projects related to the research needed in the development and evaluation of accreditation and certification standards and survey methods. Conducts scientific literature searches and reviews. Develops surveys and analyses the survey data. Serves on internal work groups within the department and/or across the organization. The Research Associate position requires the candidate to wear multiple hats and play multiple roles in a team oriented environment, and can include technical development, research, synthesis of data (qualitative and quantitative) as well as writer/scribe.