Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Project Assistant (RPA) for John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. This position reports to the Director of Research and Evaluation. The RPA is responsible for assisting in the execution of workforce development, education and training research activities, studies, technical assistance activities. The RPA also assists in program evaluation projects using the New Jersey Education to Earnings Data System (NJEEDS).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Assists in preparing meeting agendas, meeting summaries, research briefs, and other research project materials; producing timely and high quality writing, tabular and visual materials for research reports and presentations.
Assists in research project management activities such as monitoring project budgets, preparing financial and progress reports, as well as communicating with study sponsors on study progress.
Conducts and writes literature reviews.
Processes cleaning, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
Assists to develop and automate validation scripts/processes for inbound data uploads.
Utilizes predictive analytics, data mining, and/or inferential statistics using state of the art methods.
Develops research designs for studies that involve quantitative data analysis and assists in the development of data collection protocols and IRB packages.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree preferably in public policy, social work, education, sociology or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work independently
Excellent verbal, writing and analytical, organizational and attention to detail skills, computer literacy and general Internet and electronic communication skills.
Master's degrees and three years of relevant work in academia, government or a nonprofit research or social services agency, and/or experience working in prior social science research studies is preferred.
Experience with using one or more statistical programming languages and/or experience in working with SQL databases are preferred.
The position is expected to have a strong proficiency of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Knowledge or the ability to be proficient in tools for quantitative analysis (e.g., R, Stata, SAS, etc.)
Posting Number: 18ST3554
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 78651
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.