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Senior Research Support Associate
  • Job Number: 17049
  • Functional Area: Research - Other
  • Department: Political Science
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: M-F


Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.


SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, MIT Election Data and Science Lab (MEDSL), to support the data processing and research assistance needs of the lab. Responsibilities will include assisting with data management and research by collecting and cleaning data, performing data analysis, creating graphs and figures, visualizing data, drafting results and preparing tables for papers that are in the process of publication; assisting with the fielding of surveys; and performing general administrative duties including file organization, participating in meetings, and other miscellaneous tasks. 

This is an ideal position for someone interested in gaining research experience in political science and data science more broadly.  

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: thorough knowledge of social science research, data science, and data collection methods (primarily quantitative). A degree in political science or a related social or policy science discipline is desired. Strong statistical software (Stata or R), analysis, and data management (spreadsheets and databases) skills are preferred. Job #17049-5

A writing sample, code sample, and letters of recommendation will be needed at the time of interview.


1/28/19

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.