The Center for Government Excellence seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Research Associate who will play a central role in designing, conducting, and sharing research. This role may transition to full-time in Spring 2018.
The Research Associate will support the Director of Applied Research on a wide range of projects across sectors, strengthening cities' ability to leverage research and developing approaches tailored to the challenges of civic work. Qualified candidates must flourish in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.
This position reports to the GovEx Director of Applied Research.
Specific responsibilities for a Research Associate include:
Prepare research plans and designs, including methodologies for quantitative research
Conduct analysis for research projects using the appropriate methodology
Collect, clean, and analyze data from city governments, national surveys, longitudinal studies, etc.
Prepare, disseminate, analyze qualitative data collection instruments
Recruit, prepare, and interview key informants
Conduct literature reviews from appropriate sources
Summarize project results
Present findings to GovEx team and external partners in the form of research papers at professional conferences, blog posts, or journal articles for publication
We seek an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:
Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, policy, or a related field required. Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
A Master's Degree in mathematics, statistics, policy, or a related field strongly preferred.
Three years related experience required.
Excellent research and analytical skills
Experience in applying survey methodology and/or qualitative data collection methodology applied to policy research or evaluation
Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
Fluency in quantitative analytical methods, and the ability to work with and understand complex datasets
High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, or Stata) is a plus
Classified title: Research Data Analyst
Starting Salary Range ($s): $43,871 - $60,402
Employee group: Part-time
Schedule (hours/days): 20 total hours. Mon-Fri
Location: Homewood Campus
Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Salary Exempt
Department name: Sociology / GovEx
Personnel area (School): KSAS
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