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Research Associate

Position Deleted on 4/29/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
West Long Branch, NJ
  • Admin - Laboratory and Research
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Political Science
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Public Administration & Policy
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Monmouth University

Research Associate

Monmouth is a private, moderate-sized, coeducational, comprehensive University founded in 1933. It serves residential and commuter students in seven schools: the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences; the School of Education; the Leon Hess Business School; the School of Science; the Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies; the Graduate School; and the Honors School. Monmouth's campus is a five-minute drive from the Atlantic Ocean in West Long Branch, New Jersey, and is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, as well as plentiful local attractions. The 156-acre campus features 54 buildings, including historic landmarks and state-of-the-art facilities.

Best of all, Monmouth offers an exceptional value. At Monmouth, students benefit from quality academic programs, small classes, professors who meet the highest standards for teaching and academic excellence, a magnificent campus, and state-of-the-art facilities. Plus, Monmouth is just the right size to provide the variety and choice of a comprehensive university combined with the individual attention typical of a small liberal arts college. Monmouth's convenient location, in the heart of a high-tech business region, provides cooperative and post-graduate employment opportunities for many Monmouth students.

Monmouth University is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness and seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty, and students. Monmouth University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Polling Institute

Position Summary
Monmouth University is seeking applications for a Research Associate.

The candidate would be expected to: provide key methodological and operational support for Polling Institute research projects.

A full list of job duties is available at

Required Degree, Licenses or Certifications:
Master's degree

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Must be able to treat confidential and sensitive information appropriately

Required Years of Experience:
1 year

Other Requirements:
Master's degree in social sciences (e.g. Survey Methodology, Public Policy, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Communications) or other related field. One year of experience in survey design and analysis.

Must have an interest in politics and public policy, and an ability to work with non-survey data (e.g. demographic databases). Experience with statistical packages (preferably SPSS). Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), as well as Internet databases.

Very strong attention to detail. Solid quantitative and qualitative analytical ability. Proven ability to see a research project through from start to finish. Must be able to multi-task while meeting tight deadlines. Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be an early-career policy researcher with advanced training and experience in survey research, which includes managing projects, questionnaire design, analysis, and report writing.

Experience working on client contract projects. Spanish proficiency.

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Posting Date:
Closing Date: 04/24/2013

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