Research Associate

Williamsburg, Virginia
Up to $45,000 Commensurate with Experience
Jul 09, 2018
Present Position Number 00946W
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

This is a full-time one-year post- baccalaureate position beneficial for a recent college graduate who would like to deepen and broaden research and analytical skills; receive on-the-job training and mentoring from a group of professors; and prepare for future professions in academia, government, and/or the private sector.

The successful candidate will work with teams of faculty to provide essential input in the process of conducting quantitative research on health policy issues. Specific duties include but are not limited to using Stata software to prepare large administrative and survey databases and contextual data for statistical analysis; using Stata software to conduct statistical analysis, perform hypothesis tests, and estimate econometric models; summarizing statistical data and results in written and tabular form; and conducting background research and literature reviews for policy memos and manuscripts intended for publication.

Required Qualifications

• A bachelor’s degree in economics or a related discipline with comparable quantitative and analytical rigor (such as public policy, government or statistics) or commensurate professional experience.

• Demonstrated experience and competency with using Stata software (or comparable software such as R or SAS) to prepare complex datasets for statistical analysis, including: merging and building datasets; generating new variables using functions, expressions and logical operators; and inspecting work for errors.

• Strong analytical skills and success in econometrics coursework and/or statistics courses applicable to social sciences. Knowledge of methods of statistical analysis and inference including hypothesis testing.

• Ability and eagerness to learn new tools and applications as needed and to confront challenges encountered in analysis of large, administrative databases.

• Ability to execute assigned tasks independently and collaboratively, to carry out assignments in with in a timely manner, and to multi-task.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working with administrative databases and large survey databases.
• Experience with communicating statistical analysis and results in writing
• Coursework in health policy or experience with health policy analysis.
• Experience estimating econometric models.
• Familiarity with geospatial software and techniques.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.