Junior Research Analyst

The Policy & Research Group

Junior Research Analyst

Metairie, LA
+24 locations
Metairie, LA
Metairie, LA
Kenner, LA
Saint Rose, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
Thibodaux, LA
Houma, LA
Houma, LA
Hammond, LA
Hammond, LA
Covington, LA
Slidell, LA
Slidell, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    The Policy & Research Group (PRG), with offices in Seattle and New Orleans, specializes in research and evaluation of public policy and programs. We apply high-quality social science methodology to study a broad range of topics, including behavioral health; education; housing; public health; child welfare; adolescent risk reduction; and workforce development. See www.policyandresearch.com for more information. We are looking for a Junior Research Analyst to work under the supervision of a Senior Research Analyst on data management across a number of different projects. Applicants based out of New Orleans, Seattle, or Milwaukee are preferred; however, the right candidate may be allowed to work remotely. Primary Job Responsibilities - Assisting the Senior Research Analyst in charge of data management and preparation; - Providing technical support for the preparation of quantitative data for analysis. This will include data cleaning; data verification; the preparation of Stata .do and .ado files for diagnostic and analytical purposes; ensuring the standardization of Stata .do files according to protocols; verification of Stata .do files according to analysis plan; and the creation of graphics using Stata. - Assisting with the presentation of data and statistics in evaluation reports. This will primarily consist of copy-editing tables and figures in reports for accuracy; - Working collaboratively with other staff to create and/or maintain data monitoring procedures and Stata .do files; - Providing support for the instrumentation process by reviewing variable definitions in codebooks and .do files and verifying that they conform to the procedures specified in the analysis plan; - Updating, maintaining, training other staff on, and ensuring adherence to PRG's data security and data management protocols - Assisting with other analyst tasks as required, such as project management, data entry, and data analysis and reporting under the guidance of senior staff. Qualifications - Exceptionally strong attention to detail; - Excellent communication and organizational skills; - A Master's degree in social science or related discipline; - Experience in quantitative data management (data organization, data cleaning) for the purposes of research preferred, but not required; - Proficiency in at least one statistical software (Stata, SAS, SPSS, R) preferred, but not required; - Aptitude in coding preferred, but not required; - Ability to effectively administer several projects simultaneously and under pressure of deadlines; - Ability to work constructively independently and as a part of a team, contribute ideas, use time effectively, produce high-quality work, and represent the company in a professional manner in dealings with outside individuals and organizations; - Commitment to PRG's mission: To improve the potential of people through scientifically rigorous research and evaluation that benefits our clients and influences policy. Benefits - Two weeks (10 days) paid vacation per year, with increase to three weeks after one year of employment; - Approximately 16 paid holidays per year (this includes an end-of-the-year break where the office is closed between Christmas and New Year's Day); - Medical, dental, and vision insurance group plans offered; employer pays portion of premiums; - Individual supplemental insurance plans offered - After two years of employment, PRG employees are eligible to contribute to a simple IRA retirement plan with employer match. Starting Salary: $45,000 (due to the cost of living, the starting salary will be $50,000 for applicants located in the metro areas of: Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, San Jose, Oakland, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles and San Diego) To Apply: Please email the materials listed below to stephanie@policyandresearch.com with the subject heading Junior Research Analyst. - Cover letter - Resume - Three references - Graduate transcripts (unofficial) - Job application form - Required screening exercise - A writing sample You can access the job application and required screening exercise materials at: http://www.policyandresearch.com/wp/ffs/careers-at-prg/. Please submit your materials as soon as possible - the search will remain open until we find the right candidate. PRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PRG operates a casual work environment that is both professionally and intellectually demanding.

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