Research Associate (Quantitative)

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The American Institutes for Research
Apply by 5 March 2013
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 29 November 2012

Job Description

The American Institutes for Research (AIR)’s International Research and Evaluation Program seeks to enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve their quality of life through evaluating the results of a variety of programmatic interventions. We currently are seeking a Research Associate to provide statistical, analytical, and some administrative support to staff located in Washington, D.C. (Georgetown). Responsibilities •Collects, compiles, validates, interprets, and analyzes data and trends using standard practices and techniques.
•Performs computer modeling or simulation or simple to moderately complex forecasting using standard software packages.
•Applies quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and methods.
•Works on moderately complex assignments under indirect supervision.
•Communicates project support needs and requests to senior management and clientele, provides administrative support where applicable.
•Conducts literature reviews and writes sections of proposals and deliverables.
•Responsible for maintaining and checking the accuracy of data for assigned projects.
•Utilizes external resources to supplement, organize, and contribute to tasks and projects.
•Leads and organizes content for focus groups.
•Travels to developing countries in support of data collection and analysis activities

About the Organization

Qualifications •Master’s degree in the social sciences, statistics, quantitative methods or related field
•Experience with SAS/STATA or survey research required
•Experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software required;
•Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
•Ability to work independently on detailed assignments.

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, subsidized garage parking, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, please go to and conduct a job title search. EOE.