Research Specialist II

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Research Specialist II


Job ID: 2020-12037
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Research and Laboratory

Princeton University


The Research Speciliast II for the Arab Barometer assists with the maintenance and development of Arab Barometer data. During the data collection phase, this includes programming the questionnaire, validating the programming, quality control checks on data, data cleaning, and management of Arab Barometer survey data. The position also assists in data analysis for research projects including modeling, diagnostics, and graphic visualization for reports, articles and other publications.

The Arab Barometer is a nonpartisan research network that provides insight into the social, political, and economic attitudes and values of ordinary citizens across the Arab world. The Arab Barometer has been conducting high quality and reliable public opinion surveys in the Middle East and North Africa since 2006. It is the largest repository of publicly available data on the views of men and women in the MENA region.

**This position is based at the Arab Barometer's office in Washington, DC. It is a term position ending on March 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal.**


Responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of survey data
  • Data cleaning and quality control
  • Data visualization for dissemination
  • Survey programming


Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 1 year of related experience
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong background in quantitative analysis
  • Strong knowledge of R
  • Strong knowledge of Latex
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in social sciences or statistics
  • Experience with GIS preferred
  • Familiarity and experience with regression and MLE techniques, including advanced techniques such as multilevel modeling
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • French language skills
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW





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Posted: 10/6/2020
Application Due: 12/5/2020
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