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Job Req ID:  7919

Research Associate


The Center for Government Excellence seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Research Associate who will play a central role in designing, conducting, and sharing research. This role may transition to full-time in Spring 2018.


The Research Associate will support the Director of Applied Research on a wide range of projects across sectors, strengthening cities’ ability to leverage research and developing approaches tailored to the challenges of civic work. Qualified candidates must flourish in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.


This position reports to the GovEx Director of Applied Research.

Specific responsibilities for a Research Associate include:

  • Prepare research plans and designs, including methodologies for quantitative research
  • Conduct analysis for research projects using the appropriate methodology
  • Collect, clean, and analyze data from city governments, national surveys, longitudinal studies, etc.
  • Prepare, disseminate, analyze qualitative data collection instruments
  • Recruit, prepare, and interview key informants
  • Conduct literature reviews from appropriate sources
  • Summarize project results
  • Present findings to GovEx team and external partners in the form of research papers at professional conferences, blog posts, or journal articles for publication


We seek an energetic, engaged professional with outstanding writing and interpersonal skills. Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, policy, or a related field required. Additional education (Master’s level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • A Master’s Degree in mathematics, statistics, policy, or a related field strongly preferred.
  • Three years related experience required.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Experience in applying survey methodology and/or qualitative data collection methodology applied to policy research or evaluation
  • Ability to work independently and in a results-oriented workplace
  • Fluency in quantitative analytical methods, and the ability to work with and understand complex datasets
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, or Stata) is a plus


Classified title: Research Data Analyst

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC

Starting Salary Range ($s): $43,871 - $60,402

Employee group: Part-time

Schedule (hours/days): 20 total hours. Mon-Fri

Location: Homewood Campus 

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Salary Exempt

Department name: Sociology / GovEx

Personnel area (School): KSAS






The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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