Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Assistant for the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. This position reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation and is responsible for assisting in the execution of workforce development, education and training research activities, studies, technical assistance activities, and program evaluation projects.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Conducts and writes literature reviews.
Responsible for processing, cleaning, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
Develops research designs for studies and evaluations involving quantitative and qualitative methods.
Assists in the development of data collection protocols and IRB packages, and provides governance, maintenance, and data analysis support to the New Jersey Education to Earnings Data System (NJEEDS).
Supports by preparing meeting agendas, meeting summaries, research briefs, and other research or evaluation project materials, producing timely and high quality writing, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations.
Assists in research project management activities such as monitoring project budgets, preparing financial and progress reports as well as communicating with study sponsors on study progress.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree preferably in public policy, social work, education, sociology or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires the ability to work independently
Excellent verbal, writing and analytical, organizational and attention to detail skills, computer literacy and general Internet and electronic communication skills.
Master's degrees and three years of relevant work in academia, government or a nonprofit research or social services agency, and/or experience working in prior social science research studies is preferred.
Experience with using one or more statistical programming languages and/or experience in working with SQL databases are preferred.
Strong command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint
Position requires training in a tool used for quantitative analysis (e.g., R, Stata, SAS, etc.) or querying data (SQL).
Posting Number: 19ST3199
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 95590
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.