Senior Research Support Associate

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Senior Research Support Associate

  • Job Number: 23786
  • Functional Area: Research - Other
  • Department: Political Science
  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
  • Schedule: M-F

Job Description

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, Political Science, to assist three professors with their research and class-related needs.  Responsibilities will include assisting with research by engaging in data analysis, conducting computer simulations, aiding in data collection, coordinating research assistants, and assisting with the preparation of experiments and surveys.  Will also perform general administrative duties, including processing expenses, organizing seminars/conferences, and assisting with class preparation. 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in gaining research experience in quantitative social science, especially for those who plan on seeking an advanced degree in the social sciences.  Past associates have been accepted into top Ph.D. programs in political science. 

A full job description is available here.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a high school diploma and some experience with statistical computation (e.g., R, Stata, or Python) and data management. PREFERRED:  bachelor's degree in a social science, statistics, computer science, or a related field; and familiarity with social science research, statistics, and data collection methods. Job #23786-4

When applying for this position, please upload one pdf attachment that includes a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications (including programming abilities) for the position, your earliest available start date and desired end date, a CV, and a complete undergraduate and/or graduate transcript if applicable (does not need to be official).

Three references will also be needed at the time of interview.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension to two years.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Location: United States of America, Massachusetts
Categories: Political Science, Computer Sciences, Humanities, Research Associate, Senior Scientist, Social Science, Statistics,


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