Project Researcher I

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Project Researcher I

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Job Overview

The Project Researcher will assist with research and evaluation tasks for DC Health funded projects focused on maternal and child health (MCH). These projects focus on evaluating evidence-based interventions for perinatal and early childhood populations. The Project Researcher will primarily be responsible for supporting community-based evaluations and perform tasks such as: quantitative and qualitative data collection, entry, and management; literature reviews and syntheses; statistical analyses; participation in research and evaluation team activities; and general office/administrative assignments.

Work Interactions

The Project Researcher will work within the Research division of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. The position will report to the Administrator and will receive programmatic supervision from the Research and Evaluation Program Manager. The Project Researcher will interface with project faculty, administrative staff, MCH partners within the District of Columbia government and non-governmental agencies. The Project Researcher will participate in meetings of the Research and Evaluation team as well as center-wide meetings as needed.

Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree, with educational or professional background in child development, psychology, public health or similar with two years of additional experience. Background knowledge and demonstrated interest in early childhood is preferred.

  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Foundational social sciences research skills
  • Ability to maintain a research and evaluation library and catalogue of resources
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of library and web related research
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Familiarity with database management and statistical software experience is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Sponsored Project Management (if applicable) - NA

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Posted: 1/4/2021
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time