Junior Research Analyst
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 copyediting 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.
- 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.
- 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)