Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
The Administrative Data Research Initiative (ADRI) is enabling the research community to answer new questions about families and communities involving health, housing, employment, and education data. ADRI aims to support secure and responsible access to administrative data that have been collected by government agencies and companies by addressing obstacles often encountered by researchers. ADRI promotes standards, best practices, and fosters community among data intermediaries, data owners, and researchers.
The Research Assistant (RA) supports efforts to improve research data access by developing tools that connect data producers and analysts. S/he works as part of larger project teams spanning institutions and disciplines. The position offers qualified applicants the opportunity to learn how data can used responsibly and transparently to support policy analysis.
Supports project performance measures using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques.
Supports project teams, including assisting with the coordination of presentations, meeting materials, briefing papers, agendas, and guides.
Supports collection, curation, and analysis of quantitative data, as well as qualitative data projects with research partners.
Applies project management techniques by implementing project timelines and coordinating the appropriate staff to meet scheduled milestones for a task.
Participates in meetings with partners and stakeholders by telephone or in person and take meeting notes, and synthesizing information gathered to produce public summary reports and other follow-up materials.
Contributes to the development of project outputs including reports, data products, and applications.
Monitors trends and developments in the proposed field(s) of specialization, by for example, attending formal training to enhance quantitative/qualitative analysis skills, professional association meetings, and professional development activities and events.
Contribution and Editing
Conducts literature reviews using internet-based search techniques and research databases.
Participates in business development by adding to the proposal development process.
Requirements and Qualifications
BA/BS in Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science or related field
Preferred Requirements and Qualifications
Experience with quantitative research and/or qualitative research
Ability to prioritize workload and strong analytical thinking skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and work both independently and as part of a team
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