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- Research Associate, K-12 Education, CA, USA

Research Associate, K-12 Education

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Location: USA – San Francisco, CA
Job #: 201717

Description –

This position provides research assistance to the research group working primarily on K-12 education policy issues. Responsibilities include (but are not necessarily limited to) performing quantitative analysis, organizing and maintaining databases, conducting literature searches, abstracting documents, and presenting research results. This position is located in PPIC’s San Francisco office.


  • Analyze and code quantitative data.
  • Conduct statistical analyses of data. Includes organizing and maintaining databases and preparing analyses, charts, tables, graphs, and maps.
  • Perform literature searches, prepare and annotate bibliographies and abstract data source materials.
  • Contact government agencies and other organizations to request data and other program information.
  • Provide editorial support for manuscripts.
  • Present research results. May include preparing written reports as well as presenting results in seminars and other forums.
  • Exercise initiative in providing research assistance.
  • Perform administrative tasks as required.


  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in economics, health, political science, public policy, sociology or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Solid computer skills:
    • Knowledge of STATA, SAS, R or another statistical package is required.
    • Knowledge of GIS software is desirable.
  • Experience in quantitative analysis, along with proven analytical ability, will be important assets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and attention to detail will be important factors for success.
  • Demonstrated interest in applied policy research and education policy is required; experience or interest in other policy areas is a plus.

PPIC values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our research staff, and key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with the institute’s mission, values, and goals.

To Apply

Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Please tailor your cover letter to highlight how your credentials meet the qualifications listed above. Submit your cover letter as a text document in the field provided, and include your resume as an attachment to the application.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, PPIC is committed to excellence through diversity. We encourage women and members of minority groups to apply.

To Apply

Apply online 
here http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PPIC&cws=1&rid=130
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Posted on 16 June 2017
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