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Research Assistant - Education Statistics

Company: American Institutes For Research
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education. We pride ourselves in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for significant federal, state, and private organizations. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people.

We are seeking Research Assistants to join AIR's Education Statistics program area. This position can be located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA, Rockville, MD, Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, or Chapel Hill, NC. The assistant would contribute to the development of statistics about education that inform the discussion, debate and planning of decision-makers at international, national, and state levels through contracts with government agencies such as the National Center for Education Statistics, the Institute of Museum and Library Studies, the National Science Foundation, as well as contracts with state education agencies. Our work includes survey and assessment design, analysis of assessment and survey data, and reporting and dissemination of research results.

Responsibilities

  • Perform quality control reviews of statistical content, statistical tables, graphics, and text
  • Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing research findings
  • Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data
  • Collaborate in a study team to analyze quantitative and/or qualitative research data and contribute to the reporting and interpretation of results
  • Provide new business and proposal development support by engaging in such tasks as researching funding opportunities, conducting literature reviews, managing work flow

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in such fields as economics, psychology, sociology, statistics, computer science, public policy, public health or other social science related fields
  • Experience with or inclination to learn and use statistical software programs such as R or Stata to analyze data - a plus (not required)
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of data collection and analysis methodologies and techniques, such as survey design, analysis of program administrative data, and conduct of structured interviews, observations, and focus groups
  • Excellent organization, time management, and oral and written communication skills
  • Efficient writing skills
  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks

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Keywords: American Institutes For Research, Chapel Hill , Research Assistant - Education Statistics, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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