Research Assistant
Rice University - Houston, TX

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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.

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Political science, middle eastern studies, or a related field with considerable quantitative background.

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Experience Required
2 years

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.

License/Certification Required

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.

Education Preferred
Master's degree in a related field with considerable quantitative background.

Experience Preferred

License/Certification Preferred

Other Skills Preferred
- Background in Middle East North Africa affairs and demonstrated interest in the MENA region.
- Familiarity with Middle Eastern politics.

Physical Demands
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).

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)


Grade
13

Salary Information
Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Job Posting Category
Professional/Managerial

Eligible for Overtime
No

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive
Yes

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