Research Analyst - Eliot-Pearson Child Development
Location: Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 21001880
Research Analyst - Eliot-Pearson Child Development - (21001880)
This is a limited term position ending August 31, 2022. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) comprises a group of researchers committed to conducting high-quality, collaborative program evaluation aimed at improving policies and programs for children, families, and communities. We conduct a range of mixed methods evaluations for family support programs across Massachusetts and other locales. TIER offers excellent work-life balance, a friendly and supportive work environment, and access to the full range of research resources (e.g., technology, statistical software, libraries). To learn more about our work, please view our website: https://sites.tufts.edu/tier/ . Once you have read through this job description carefully, if you are interested in applying, please submit your job application, resume/CV, and cover letter detailing both your work experience and career goals as they align with the job description and TIER's work overall.
We are looking for mixed methods research analyst to support TIER's portfolio of mixed methods research and evaluations. The research analyst should have some experience conducting program evaluation, and supporting research projects including designing and administering surveys, cleaning and analyzing survey data, recruiting participants, conducting interviews and focus groups, organizing and coding qualitative data, conducting literature searches, and drafting reports and presentations. The person should be able to balance multiple projects simultaneously. Please note that this is a limited term position through August 31, 2022.
Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in qualitative research tasks, including leading focus groups and conducting one-on-one interviews, as well as coding, interpreting findings, and preparing summary reports using qualitative software
Conduct data cleaning and organization (e.g., creating codebooks) of quantitative/qualitative evaluation data from a range of sources
Write IRB applications, and help to manage the application process
Conduct literature reviews, including searching, screening, summarizing, and synthesizing academic journal articles and grey papers
Contribute to the conceptual development of qualitative/quantitative research questions and evaluation plans
Required Qualifications: Knowledge and experience as typically acquired by :
Master's degree in policy, social science, or related field OR a Bachelor's degree with at least five years' strong experience
Experience with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo)
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