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Internal Number: 22489
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SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Political Science, to coordinate the research and teaching-related needs for three professors (Professor Evan Lieberman, Professor Mai Hassan, and Professor Noah Nathan) in the field of comparative politics/political development, primarily focused on sub-Saharan Africa and the Global South. Responsibilities will include assisting with research by collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data; compiling literature reviews, case studies, and memos; and preparing data visualizations for papers in the process of publication. Will also perform 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. Research support associates frequently enroll in a two-semester sequence of quantitative analysis courses during the first year of work.
REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent and good communication and organizational skills. PREFERRED: thorough knowledge of social science research and data collection methods (quantitative and qualitative), strong statistical analysis (Stata or R) and data management (spreadsheets and databases) skills, experience with Latex, interest in the political economy of development, and an undergraduate degree in political science or related social or policy science discipline. Job #22489-4
A writing sample, two letters of recommendation, and academic transcripts will be required of shortlisted applicants. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email to request these materials. There is no need to submit them with your initial application.
This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension to two years. The anticipated start date is July 17, 2023.