The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the leading behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects in the areas of education, health, workforce, and international development, among others. AIR prides itself in conducting high-impact, high-stakes projects for federal and state government organizations, foundations, and the private sector. AIR's vision is that research-based problem solving can improve the lives of all people. We are seeking a Research Assistant to join our Professional Services team. This position may be based in our Austin, TX, Chapel Hill, NC, Chicago, IL, Rockville, MD or Washington, DC offices.
• Conduct literature reviews to support projects and proposals • Assist staff in the review, identification and development of scholarly information describing research findings • Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of research and evaluation data • Develop spreadsheets and data bases to support project activities • Analyze quantitative and qualitative research data and contribute to the reporting and interpretation of findings
• Bachelor’s degree in such fields as economics, psychology, sociology, statistics, computer science, public policy, public health or other social science related fields. • Experience with and / or knowledge of data collection and analysis methodologies and techniques, such as survey design, analysis of program administrative data, and conduct of structured interviews, observations, and focus groups • Ability to use statistical software programs such as R, SPSS, or Stata to analyze data – a plus (not required) • Strong writing and oral communication skills • Attention to detail • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software) • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team • Fluency in Spanish, a plus
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