Research Coordinator

Job description

Job location: Perelman Center (PCPSE) - Political Science

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-12
Req: JR00025333
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Posted Job Title

Research Coordinator

Job Profile Title

Research Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The research team of Dr. Daniel Hopkins, a political scientist, is hiring a full-time Research Coordinator to serve as a data analyst and project manager for ongoing research projects.

Job Description

The research team of Dr. Daniel Hopkins is hiring a Research Coordinator to serve as a data analyst and project manager for ongoing research projects. This individual will collaborate closely with Dr. Hopkins and staff members of the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES), the Institute on the Study of Citizens and Politics (ISCAP) and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI) to help run aspects of on-going research projects. This research will focus on contemporary American political behavior. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) data coding and analysis, web scraping, survey data collection, conducting pilot interviews and exit polls, subject recruitment, reviewing relevant political and social science research, manuscript preparation, and preparing presentations about the research.

This position is a one-year appointment, with the option of extending the appointment for an additional year by mutual agreement.


  • Bachelor's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • Proficiency in R, or other equivalent statistical software (e.g. STATA, SPSS, etc.)

  • Proficiency in Python, HTML, or other programming languages; web programming

  • Experience writing survey research questionnaires a plus.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Flexible and independent thinking, self-organizing, and the ability to self-motivate.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Working Conditions
Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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Special Requirements 
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.




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Posted: 10/13/2020
Application Due: 1/11/2021
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