If you have graduated or are planning to graduate soon, the following job posting may be of interest. A link to the detailed description and application is here:
This is for an international research assistant position with Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, NJ or Seattle, WA. A description from the website is:
“Mathematica seeks research assistants committed to carrying out research related to programs and policies in developing countries. Our research ranges from understanding program impacts to using evidence to advise clients on how best to channel scarce resources.
Candidates should enjoy working in a collaborative environment that emphasizes quality, rigor, critical thinking, teamwork, and professional development. The position may be filled in our offices located in Princeton and Seattle.
Work closely with project directors to track financial progress of projects, prepare reports for monthly project reviews, and assist with budget revisions and contract proposals
Coordinate and conduct desk research, such as literature reviews and other analytic tasks
Support in conducting quantitative and/or qualitative analyses, including cleaning, organizing, and analyzing data
Assist in writing reports, briefs, memos and other research and policy documents
Develop data collection instruments and field training manuals
Serve as a liaison among technical project staff, researchers, internal business departments, external consultants, subcontractors, and client representatives
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public policy, or a related field
Strong knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods
Excellent management and organizational skills, especially an ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Highly motivated and self-directed, with strong interpersonal skills
Experience with statistical software packages, such as Stata, R or SAS, preferred”