Research Coordinator, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies

Job description

Job location: Fox-Fels Hall

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-04
Req: JR00029865
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Posted Job Title

Research Coordinator, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies

Job Profile Title

Research Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to work as a full-time Research Coordinator beginning in the summer of 2021.

Job Description


The Research Coordinator will support ongoing research projects about American elections being conducted in the research lab of Dr. John Lapinski. This is an excellent position for those who are seeking to be exposed to a vibrant research environment, in preparation of a graduate degree or a research career in the public or private sector.

The Research Coordinator will help out with many elements of the labs research activity. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) experiment design, experiment preparation (programming, questionnaire preparation, etc.), subject recruitment, data coding and analysis, manuscript preparation and preparing presentations about the research. This individual will also oversee undergraduate research fellows and provide teaching assistant support to at least 2 data science classes offered through PORES annually.

This is a two year term appointment.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in social science with extensive training in statistical analysis and a strong quantitative background is required and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education.

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

  • 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

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Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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: 3/5/2021
Application Due: 4/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time