Research Analyst, Nicholas Institute

North Carolina, United States
13 May 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Occupational Summary

Rural Americans matter to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an out sized impact on policy, and in particular the United States Senate which explicitly empowers rural states. This project aims to better understand rural Americans’ views on the environment, environmental policy, and environmentalism by understanding the attitudes of rural North Carolinians.
This term limited summer position will collaborate with Project Director Robert Bonnie and Hart & Associates in conducting research strategy and design for the Rural Attitudes Project.

Work Performed

Work with the project director, Hart & Associates and the research associate in developing research questions for the study.
Based on independent and collaborative research, design scripts for focus groups, stakeholder interviews and polling.
Interpret and communicate the results of the research to the project director.  Design and communicate the results in a written publication target audiences as needed.
Preferred Education/Skills and Experience

Minimum Education/Training Job Requirements

Master’s degree in science, engineering, policy or a field directly related to the position. PhD preferred.
Minimum Experience Job Requirements: Please indicate the nature and amount of work experience - Required

Experience working in a field directly related to the position is highly desirable.

Job skill Requirements: Please indicated the specific skill requirements for this position:

  • Knowledge and expertise in policy, economic, legal and/or scientific aspects of the environmental program area.
  • Organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Location Durham


Job Family Level 12

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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Work requires a Bachelor's degree in a field related to the specific position. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.


Work requires five years of experience in research/data analysis or related position. A related master's degree may offset required years of experience on a 1:1 basis, e.g. a two year master's degree in lieu two years of experience.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE