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Graduate Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 495283 Work type: Intermittent Location: Chicago – 55 East Monroe Street, IL Capability Area: Center for Excellence in Survey Research

JOB DESCRIPTION:

NORC at the University of Chicago is always seeking qualified Graduate Research Assistants to support research efforts in our Chicago, IL offices.

DEPARTMENT: CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN SURVEY RESEARCH

The Center for Excellence in Survey Research (CESR) assists NORC in remaining a leader in methodological innovations in survey research.

CESR helps identify and share best practices—both internally and externally—across the continuum of research design and implementation at NORC. To accomplish its mission, the Center conducts timely, state-of-the-art statistical and methodological research on sample and survey design and estimation methods, as well as the analysis of data from surveys and information collection activities. The CESR staff partner with colleagues and work on projects housed in every research department at NORC to encourage including the most innovative and industry best practices in our methodologies. External clients benefit from CESR’s team members’ expertise across a range of topics by working directly with CESR or through a multidisciplinary collaboration with NORC’s research departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Literature reviews
  • Statistical analysis of primary and secondary data
  • Preparation of memos, tables and graphs based on findings
  • Administrative tasks
REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Currently enrolled in either a Bachelors' or Master's Degree program
  • Outstanding interpersonal, critical reasoning, analytic, and writing skills
  • Experience with computer-based data analysis (e.g., Excel, SPSS, SAS)
  • The incumbent must demonstrate strong problem solving capability
  • The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, both independently and in project teams
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office software
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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