Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 ASSOCIATE (RSA) , Political Science , to coordinate the research and teaching-related needs for four professors in the fields of comparative politics and political philosophy. Responsibilities will include assisting with research by compiling literature reviews, case studies, and memos; proofreading work; collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data; preparing data visualizations for papers in the process of publication; and performing general administrative duties including preparing and transmitting correspondence, making travel arrangements and processing expenses, providing support for conference and working-group planning, and other miscellaneous tasks.
This is an ideal position for someone interested in gaining research experience in political science and potentially pursuing graduate study in a social science field. RSAs frequently enroll in a two-semester sequence of quantitative analysis courses during the first year of work
REQUIRED : a high school diploma and good communication and organizational skills. Thorough knowledge of social science research and data collection methods (quantitative and qualitative) desirable; as are strong statistical analysis (Stata or R) and data management (spreadsheets and databases) skills and experience with Latex. Foreign language skills also desirable. An undergraduate degree in political science or related social or policy science discipline is preferred. Job #17203-5
A writing sample and two 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 June 1, 2019.
Internal Number: 17203
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