Monday, July 27, 2015

Entry-level Research Analyst Position with Optimal Solutions Group

Optimal Solutions Group, LLC is a leading non-partisan public policy research firm that conducts studies and provides technical assistance on health care, education, welfare, housing, community development, and related subjects.

The Research Analyst I would assist senior researchers in a variety of research, data analysis, and administrative tasks. This position requires analysts that are able to work independently but also function effectively as a member of the project team and closely with junior and senior researchers. The full-time position is located in College Park, MD.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collection and preparation of data from surveys and administrative information systems.
  • Performing basic analysis and coding of survey instruments.
  • Conducting literature searches and review to provide background information for related project topics.
  • Prepare for and summarize client communications and correspondence.
  • Contributing to written reports and proposals.
  • Tracking internal project functions, such as budgets, staffing, and progress of tasks.
  • Providing general administrative project support and management
Requirements: 

  • B.A./B.S. in Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Statistics, or related discipline.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills
  • Administrative project management abilities
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative research experience
  • Effectively communicate problems and results, orally and in writing
  • Work independently and as a member of a team
  • General computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Computer programming experience, especially in R or STATA, is a plus
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