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Research Associate II (Quantitative)

Company: JBS International
Location: Rockville
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

JBS International, Inc., a North Bethesda health and human services consulting firm, seeks a Research Associate II (RAII) to join a fast-paced multidisciplinary research team to conduct research and evaluation studies in social sciences including national service, public health and behavioral health The RAII will lead data preparation and quantitative data analysis for research and evaluation projects. In this capacity, the RAII will work with senior staff to manage Research Assistants and Research Associates working on statistical tasks. These tasks include sampling, weighting, data management, statistical analysis, developing reports and presentation. The RAII will proactively seek out ways to support clients and project teams by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions and services that can be provided by JBS. The RAII will actively cultivate long-term relationships with existing clients and partners and will also seek out potential new relationships by managing projects with excellence and providing consistently excellent customer service. The RAII will engage in a process of continuous commitment to excellent client relations, as focus on these relationships is one of the primary strategic roles of the position across all areas of his/her/their work. The RAII will be responsible for collaborating with senior staff and model an excellent approach to teamwork. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Research and Evaluation Activities

  • Lead evaluation research studies which may include but not limited to studies on public health, behavioral health, community service programs, and labor and education-related topics;
  • Conduct complex research and evaluation studies and designs including multi-site surveys, randomized controlled trials, and quasi experimental studies;
  • Provide analytical expertise in inferential statistics, multivariate statistics, and multilevel statistical modeling;
  • Provide expertise for robust statistical analyses (e.g., Time Series, Growth Curve Models, Propensity Score Matching, Regression Discontinuity, Difference-in-Differences);
  • Conduct data analysis in collaboration with other staff or alone; apply sufficient knowledge of statistical procedures and statistical programming to work independently on statistical analysis;
  • Lead data interpretation, report preparation, and publications;
  • Lead research and evaluation designs in collaboration with other team members;
  • Write memoranda, e-mail correspondence, project documents, reports or sections of reports, literature reviews, and other written documents, in collaboration with other staff or alone;
  • Lead the preparation and production of reports and presentations (e.g., visual data elements such as graphics and tables for printing).Data Management and Data Collection
    • Provide expertise in managing large complex secondary data sources including Federal and State administrative data sources;
    • Provide expertise in survey research and sampling methods including statistical matching procedures.
    • Support and lead primary data collection efforts;
    • Develop and test questionnaires for use in surveys of hard-to-reach populations
    • Develop and monitor data collection plans;
    • Develop interviewer training materials and training protocols;
    • Recruit, train and supervise survey interviewers;
    • Lead the development of evaluation tools - surveys and other protocols to carry out research and evaluations. Business Development Support
      • Develop plans and proposals in response to federal contract requests;
      • Use specialized knowledge of a region or area of expertise to assist senior staff in investigating and developing new business opportunities through review of potential proposal requests, networking with other research organizations, contacting and recruiting subject matter experts in the areas of interest. Logistical and Administrative Tasks
        • Manage projects or lead key tasks, as directed;
        • Manage and help manage workshops for clients, as needed;
        • Prepare reports, including writing, proofreading, creating graphics or tables, making arrangement for printing, etc.
        • Develop, with other team members, materials for presentation at conferences, seminars, and workshops;
        • Handle job tasks with minimal supervision, completing them in an accurate and timely manner. MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Language: English Fluency Education: Master's degree preferably in Sociology, Statistics, Education, Social Sciences, Community Psychology, Public Health or similar fields. Knowledge: Strong project management background; must be highly adept at multi-tasking. Soft Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, ability to work independently or work collaboratively with a team. Ability to work in fast paced environment with multiple deadlines. Must demonstrate initiative. Experience: Six years of experience, including 3 years of focused experience conducting surveys, quantitative research and evaluation, public health, community psychology, statistics, education or other related fields. Knowledge of research and evaluation design, statistical analysis techniques and familiarity with survey methods.Software Proficiency: Experience conducting data wrangling and analyses in SAS, Stata, or R. Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, and Alchemer (or other online survey tools). Location: San Mateo, California; North Bethesda, Maryland; or remote location is negotiable. PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Ph.D. with two years of experience. Software Proficiency: Experience in implementation science and its practice applications (e.g., in replicating evidence-based interventions) is a plus. Advanced experience with database development and management using MS Access or other tools and/or familiarity with SQL or SQLPlus and dynamic data visualization tools (e.g., Power bi, Tableau). is a plus. Familiarity with and basic knowledge of non-profits and foundations, community service programs and volunteerism. Experience: Expertise working with large complex surveys; ability to design complex surveys; knowledge of complex sampling weights. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position, nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.This position is subject to availability of funds and to any and all restrictions contained in the contract or contracts that provide funding for this positionAPPLICATION INFORMATION:If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: JBS International, Rockville , Research Associate II (Quantitative), Other , Rockville, Maryland

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