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University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Research Associate.
Applications will be accepted until 10/28/2018.
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:
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 Other:
Supervise and assist undergraduate research assistants working on LEO projects
Coordinate academic conferences to convene researchers and social service partners
Organize and publish LEO newsletters
Represent LEO at promotional and fundraising events
Minimum Qualifications: Education & Experience: 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
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!
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).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S18780. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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