Art & Science Group, a consulting firm specializing in higher education strategy and market research, seeks an inquisitive and organized individual to join the firm as a research assistant. Qualified candidates must flourish in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. The research assistant will be an integral member of the research team assisting with its project-related tasks and responsibilities, which will increase over time. Specific responsibilities include:
Conduct qualitative research interviews over the phone
Code transcripts and notes, analyze themes, and contribute to the interpretation of findings
Input, record and clean data and notes from research interviews
Recruit, schedule and track enrollment for study participants
Keep accurate records of all contact with study participants
Develop spreadsheets and databases to support project activities
Conduct literature/online reviews to support projects and proposals
Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of quantitative research, as needed
Participate in weekly research team meetings
Desired Qualifications / Experience
Bachelor’s degree in such fields as, psychology, sociology, statistics, public policy, public health or other social science related fields.
Interest or experience in education/nonprofit sector
Experience with and/or knowledge of data collection and analysis methodologies and techniques, such as survey design, analysis of program administrative data, and conduct of structured interviews, observations, and focus groups
Proficiency with Microsoft office productivity tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong writing and oral communication skills
Must be well-spoken and comfortable speaking on the phone
Demonstrated excellent judgement, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, work independently and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced team environment
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “Research Assistant” as the subject. No phone calls please.
Art & Science Group values a diverse workplace and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
About Art & Science Group
Art & Science Group offers market-informed strategy to higher education, independent schools and the non-profit sector. Since our founding in 1994, we have provided our clients with strategic market research and recommendations, built on a foundation of both creative thinking and empirical rigor — art and science. We work in a variety of arenas, leveraging a foundation of market data, analysis and inventive ideas, to guide and advance our institution’s strategic interests and critical investments. Our firm is dedicated to helping each institution position itself in ways that positively affect the decisions of its key constituents — whether to apply, matriculate, give and so on — in an institution’s favor. We provide a customized and collaborative approach for each client, with recommendations rooted in sophisticated research and thorough analysis. Our experienced consultants and researchers produce the highest quality findings and recommendations on the market.