The Research Assistant provides research assistance to Governance Studies (GS) scholars Sarah Binder, Molly Reynolds, and Vanessa Williamson on topics related to American government and policymaking, including Congress and the politics of redistribution. Undertakes research assignments with minimal supervision, drafts summaries of findings, and assists with preparation of publications.
Research Support (90%)
Other Scholar Support (10%)
Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field required; 1 -2 years of relevant work or internship experience required; quantitative research experience using Excel or a major statistical package (i.e. SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, Python) required. Academic background or demonstrated interest in in American government and social science; experience with qualitative research preferred.
Required: Basic knowledge of statistical procedures ; familiarity with Excel or a major statistical software package ; extensive Internet research skills; capacity to learn other types of software programs; effective written communication skills; initiative; ability to prioritize and communicate effectively to manage competing deadlines from multiple supervisors; and ability to work in a diverse, team-based environment.
Interest in social science and American government; WordPress preferred.
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