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Job Title: Research Associate
Company Name: University of Notre Dame
Location: , IN US
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/13/2018
Expire Date: 11/17/2018
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Job Description
Research Associate

Research Associate

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:

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

  • 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

    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).

    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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