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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.

Required Duties  

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Required Skills

  • 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 lalessi@centerforpolicyresearch.org. No phone calls please.