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Research Assistant – Health Sciences Research

Apply now Job no: 495211 Work type: Regular Full-Time Location: Bethesda, MD Capability Area: Health Sciences

JOB DESCRIPTION:

NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a Research Assistant to join the Health Sciences Research Department in our Bethesda, MD office.

DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences

NORC's Health Sciences staff produce rich data on social priorities including child development and healthy aging, the uses of electronic clinical data in research, and the applications and effectiveness of health information technology.

Our expert staff evaluates the effectiveness of federal investments in health information technology, supports the emerging fields of patient-centered outcomes research and mobile health, and works with the National Institute on Aging to produce data on older Americans health, well-being, and social life.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provide general research support on health related social science assignments;
  • Conduct literature reviews, statistical analysis of primary and secondary data and prepares memos, tables, and graphs based on findings under supervision of experienced professionals.
  • Take notes at meetings and prepare initial draft of minutes. Take notes at telephone/in-person interviews.
  • Develop project materials, such as report outlines, visual exhibits for reports, and serving as an editor for deliverables.
  • Support business development efforts through coordination of document preparation and reproduction.
  • Under the direction of senior staff, support the development of new business by conducting background research on programs, award history, and agency goals and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university. Degree in Social Science or related field involving quantitative analysis desired
  • Basic knowledge of the principles, processes, and methods of survey research through reading literature and experience in the field; basic understanding of routine sampling procedures and of quantitative analysis
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office software
  • Strong qualitative research skills
  • Occasional travel for site visits and meetings may be required.
WHAT WE DO:

NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

WHO WE ARE:

For over 75 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which we're known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.

EEO STATEMENT:

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.

 

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