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Research Associate

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Research Associate
Job Description

The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame (LEO) is currently seeking a Research Associate to help investigate new projects and participate in the research and policy development process. Research Associates work closely with senior researchers to initiate and carry out evaluations, and take significant ownership of projects, from coordinating project logistics to data analysis and dissemination of results.
Responsibilities Include:
Project Exploration:
• Conduct background research on programs and/or policy areas related to potential LEO projects
• Interact directly with local agencies to communicate LEO’s research interests, gather information about partner agencies, and manage agency relationships
Project Management:
• Work closely with social service agencies to integrate evaluation into their programs’ everyday operations
• Document and describe interventions for research and policy audiences
• Liaise between researchers and agency staff, clarifying concerns and handling logistical questions
• Assist in the composition of research grant proposals
Data Analysis:
• Write data sharing agreements and coordinate data exchanges between LEO, government agencies, and/or social service non profits
• Maintain program data on Notre Dame’s secure servers
• Analyze data and present results to researchers and agency partners
• Draft policy briefs and academic articles
• Supervise and assist undergraduate research assistants working on LEO projects
• Coordinating academic conferences to convene researchers and social service partners
• Organize and publish LEO newsletters
• Represent LEO at promotional and fundraising events

Minimum Qualifications

• Undergraduate degree in Economics, Mathematics, or related social science field
• Training in econometric and statistical techniques employed in randomized evaluations
• Statistical programming experience required (STATA, R, SAS)
• Highly organized with ability to juggle multiple demands simultaneously
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Self-directed, with willingness to take initiative over project tasks and explore potential evaluations

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working for economic researchers as a research assistant is preferred
• Experience working for or with social service providers is preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants
Department Lab for Economic Opportunities (30073)
Department Website
Family / Sub-Family Academic Aff / Research - Social/Behavioral
Career Stream/Level EIC 1 Associate
Department Hiring Pay Range $31,117 - $53,344
Pay ID Semi-Monthly
FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt
Job Category Administrator/Professional
Job Type Full-time
Schedule: Days of Week & Hours

Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

Schedule: Hours/Week 40
Schedule: # of months 12

Posting Detail Information

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Posting Detail Information

Job Posting Date (Campus) 09/25/2017
Job Posting Date (Public) 09/25/2017
Job Closing Date 02/05/2018
Posting Type Open To All Applicants
Posting Number S17864

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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