The Research Assistant is primarily responsible for supporting the research of the Baker Institute's Director for the Women and Human Rights in the Middle East. The Research Assistant conducts research in English and Arabic ; collects data from both English and Arabic sources; performs statistical analysis utilizing Excel, STATA, and other mediums; proofreads and edits published written work; synthesizes English and Arabic news and publications; drafts articles, reports, book chapters, and other publications. In addition, the Research Assistant assists in minor administrative functions.
Political science, middle eastern studies, or a related field with considerable quantitative background.
Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.
Related research experience (similar to that described in the position summary).
May substitute additional related education, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis in lieu of the experience requirement.
Other Skills Required
- Working knowledge of STATA and statistical analysis.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
- Proven research skills.
- Demonstrated writing ability; editing experience preferred.
- Strong organizational skills.
Master's degree in a related field with considerable quantitative background.
Other Skills Preferred
- Background in Middle East North Africa affairs and demonstrated interest in the MENA region.
- Familiarity with Middle Eastern politics.
Must be able to move about campus.
Must be able to work in front of a computer for extended periods (up to 8 hours per day).
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Job Posting Category
Eligible for Overtime
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible
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