Research Support Associate 2

Massachusetts, United States
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 26 March 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATEPolitical Science-MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL), to support the data processing and research assistance needs of the lab. Responsibilities will include assisting with data management and research by collecting and cleaning data, performing data analysis, creating graphs and figures, visualizing data, and preparing tables for papers that are in the process of publication; assisting with the fielding of surveys; and performing general administrative duties, including file organization, participating in meetings, and other miscellaneous tasks.

This is an ideal position for someone interested in gaining research experience in political science and data science more broadly.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma and thorough knowledge of social science research, data science, and data collection methods (primarily quantitative).

PREFERRED: A degree in political science or related social or policy science discipline; and strong statistical software (Stata or R), analysis, and data management (spreadsheets and databases) skills. Job #19241-4

A writing sample and letters of recommendation will be needed at the time of interview.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension to two years. The anticipated start date is immediately.