Research Assistant - International Projects
NORC at the University of Chicago | Apply By 10 December 2011
NORC at the University of Chicago seeks a Research Assistant to support the International Projects Department in Bethesda, Maryland or Chicago, Illinois.
The Research Assistant will support senior technical staff in designing and implementing evaluation projects and data collection and analysis activities.
S/he will also work closely with NORC's senior statisticians and evaluation specialists in various tasks related to NORC's international evaluation and survey projects.
Specific responsibilities may include design of survey instruments and training materials, coordination of and assistance to interviewer training activities, sample design and selection, literature reviews, data quality reviews of survey data with detailed documentation of results, and analysis of primary and secondary data including preparation of reports, memos, and tables/graphs of findings.
The position may require occasional international travel and offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field experience.
Strong quantitative skills
Strong command of statistical packages, such as SPSS and STATA
Strong proficiency with MS Office software, including Excel
Working proficiency with French
Strong analytic and report writing skills
Outstanding interpersonal and critical reasoning skills
Experience working with large datasets, conducting data quality review and data analysis preferred
International experience preferred
NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on The University of Chicago's campus and in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to provide the data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC's 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination--coupled with deep subject matter expertise--provides the foundation for effective solutions.
NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
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