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Research Support Associate

Position Deleted on 4/29/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Cambridge, MA
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Full Time
Title: Research Support Associate
Req Number: mit-00009523
Department: Department of Political Science
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Support

RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Political Science, to coordinate both the class- and research-related needs of four professors. Will provide research assistance by locating information, proofreading work, performing data analysis, and preparing tables for papers in the process of publication; assist in the fielding of experiments and surveys; handle general administrative duties including preparing and transmitting correspondence for recommendations and other related mailings; prepare travel arrangements and expenses for processing; assist in class preparation; and perform other miscellaneous duties. This is an ideal position for someone interested in gaining research experience in political science.

REQUIREMENTS: thorough knowledge of social science research and data collection methods (qualitative and quantitative). A degree in political science or a related social or policy science discipline desired. Strong statistical analysis (Stata or R) and data management (spreadsheets and databases) skills would be beneficial. MIT-00009523-5

This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension to two years. The anticipated start date is July 15, 2013.

In addition to applying online with a cover letter and resume, candidates should also submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation to

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