Research Assistant Opportunity
Center for Policy Research (CPR) is seeking a full-time research assistant to provide support to CPR staff on various projects. The research assistant provide support to and work collaboratively with other CPR researchers on a variety of projects.
- Provide support to project managers and directors across multiple research projects of varying sizes and timelines.
- Data collection (e.g., in-person interviews, focus groups, phone interviews)
- Quantitative data entry and cleaning (e.g., reliability checks) in excel and SPSS
- Qualitative coding of interview data
- Basic quantitative analyses (e.g., means, standard deviations) and preparation of data tables
- Drafting data collection instruments (e.g., surveys, interview guides)
- Preparation of human subjects research board materials (IRB)
- Assist with formatting and/or writing of reports, policy briefs, and presentations using Microsoft Office.
- Literature reviews and article summaries/annotated bibliographies
- Masters degree in psychology, sociology, community psychology, social work, statistics, public policy, or a related field.
- 1 year of research or evaluation experience (2 years preferred) that includes quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis
- Ability to perform basic statistical analyses in SPSS (e.g., means).
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
- Extremely detail-oriented; able to enter and review quantitative data for accuracy
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Flexible, with a strong ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking a collaborative and supportive role as the situation requires
How to Apply
Please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) your CV/resume, (3) a short writing sample, and (4) three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.