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Research Assistant - Education Policy (Bachelor's level)
RAND

Job Code:
B26627
Location: USA – PA
Job ID: 4783

Description – Overview:

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,700 people from more than 45 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $260 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

RAND Education seeks a Research Assistant to work with teams of experienced education researchers on evaluations and other projects aimed to improve education in the US and abroad. Project topics include improving teaching effectiveness; evaluation of innovative school models; school finance and incentives; early childhood education and welfare; assessment and accountability; out-of-school time; school leadership; training and professional development; technology and education; curriculum and instructional policy reforms; and the social, economic, and policy contexts of education and training.

Tasks would include qualitative and quantitative data collection, preparation and analysis; literature reviews; site visits; survey instrument design; preparation of draft documents and presentations; and coordination of work among project team members. Successful candidates will have experience with research methods.  Successful candidates will be thoughtful, thorough, disciplined researchers able to work simultaneously on multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Education Requirements

This position is for Bachelor’s level applicants only.  Masters level applicants should look for Project Analyst positions.  Preference given to applicants with experience with research methods.  Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated interest in the education field.  Preference given to graduates from highly selective, research-oriented institutions, and to the following majors: economics, public policy, education, statistics.

Specializations of Interest

Experience (employment, research assistantship or internship) related to education policy research preferred. Teaching experience or performing classroom observations preferred.

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Special Note

Limited duration position; not to exceed 3 years

Positions Open

Multiple

Writing Sample Required

A writing sample is required for this position. For example, one upper division research paper or a chapter from a senior thesis.

Attachments may be in pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf, htm, html, ppt, or pptx format

Writing samples must be in English

Newspaper articles are not appropriate writing samples

For additional guidelines, please click on "How to Apply" and then click “Writing Sample Guidelines”.

How to Apply

RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

To Apply:

Apply online
here https://jobs.rand.org/psp/erprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL
Visit us here http://www.rand.org

Posted on 18 March 2017
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