13 Mar

Research Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Norc The University Chicago Chicago

Position
Research Assistant
Company
Norc The University Chicago
Location
Chicago IL
Opening
13 Mar, 2018 30+ days ago

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Research Assistant Jobs Vacancy in Norc The University Chicago Chicago Jobs Details:

NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a qualified Research Assistant - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support the Statistics and Methodology Department in Chicago, IL.

NORC at the University of Chicago is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts data collection and social policy studies on health care, education, economics, and related topics. NORC maintains the highest standard of professional excellence and scientific rigor, and is committed to broad dissemination of its findings for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations. We offer our employees a stimulating, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package.


DEPARTMENT: STATISTICS AND METHODOLOGY

Decision makers need reliable objective data and analysis to inform policy and allocate resources. In a time where modes of communications continue to evolve at rapid rates and reaching and engaging respondents remains challenging, the NORC Statistics and Methodology department plays a critical role in designing and implementing successful surveys and analyzing the resulting data.

The Statistics and Methodology department pioneers innovations in all aspects of survey research. NORC statisticians and methodologists help understand the cognitive processes underlying respondents’ reactions to surveys; design and implement rigorous, efficient methods for sampling from populations and weighting resultant survey data; and employ advanced techniques for analyzing and interpreting survey and secondary data. The department collaborates with all NORC research departments and the Academic Research Centers, as well as conducts research in its own field.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide general research support related to survey methods and analytics on assignments of low to moderate complexity.
  • Conduct literature reviews, statistical analysis of primary and secondary data and prepares memos, tables, and graphs based on findings under supervision of experienced professionals.
  • Take notes at meetings and prepare initial draft of minutes. Take notes at telephone/in-person interviews.
  • Develop project materials, such as report outlines, visual exhibits for reports, and serving as an editor for deliverables.
  • Support business development efforts through coordination of document preparation and reproduction.
  • Under the direction of senior staff, support the development of new business by conducting background research on programs, award history, and agency goals and objectives.
  • Perform data analyses using SAS, R, or other statistical software packages.
  • Support GIS work in ArcGIS, MapInfo, or other packages.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Bachelor's degree with an excellent academic record, including courses in statistics, mathematics, social science, or data science.
  • Academic or work experience performing data analysis and statistical data analysis in SAS, SPSS and R.
  • Programming in languages such as C++, Python or Java is preferred, but not required.
  • Academic or work experience in GIS is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and with others.


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