Works with partners to identify analytical approaches to solve specific research questions.
Holds primary responsibility for data management and analysis of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations.
Cleans, merges, and matches data, and runs sampling and randomization across multiple projects.
Prepares results of models for memos, spreadsheets, and presentations targeting both policymakers and academic researchers.
Installs, sets up and performs experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in economics, sociology, public policy or other relevant social/mathematical science field.
Coursework in econometrics and/or mathematical statistics.
A minimum of one year of relevant research experience; experience gained in school counts towards requirement.
Working knowledge with large and complex datasets.
Proficiency with one or more languages such as R, Stata, Python, or SAS.
Background with relational databases.
Participation working on field experiments.
Involved in working with GIS and UNIX servers.
Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.
Knowledge of workforce development institutions and policy.
Background working with local organizations in workforce development.
Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Work independently in a fast-paced environment.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders.
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and to prioritize activities to successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
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