Research Coordinator
Northwestern University - Chicago, IL

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The Research Coordinator is responsible for coordinating in the collection, organization, and summarization of data for the execution of multiple concurrent research projects in the Law School's Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth. This position conducts literature reviews, develops databases, maintains records, and performs quality control and quality assurance on data.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collects, organizes, enters, summarizes, and maintains data for the execution of multiple concurrent research projects in the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth;
  • Conducts literature reviews, legal research, and other public research;
  • Performs database development, organization, and preparation for data entry and analysis;
  • Incorporates data from different formats and locations into larger datasets;
  • Uses database and statistical tools to efficiently meet deadlines;
  • Resolves discrepancies in data;
  • Maintains records that document research methods, data files, and any statistical package coding;
  • Performs quality control and quality assurance on data prior to analysis;
  • Produces written, tabular, and visual materials for research reports and presentations;
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in economics, business management, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, experience, and training from which comparable skills can be acquired;
  • Strong analytical and research skills with an ability to independently question results;
  • Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented with an ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without constant supervision;
  • Ability to prioritize and complete several research projects concurrently;
  • Flexibility in responding to new research opportunities as they arise;
  • Strong spoken and written communications skills;
  • Eagerness to work directly with Searle Center faculty and personnel.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates who have demonstrated an interest in law, economics, and business will be preferred;
  • Advanced computer skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Stata and Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Access) and proficient in managing and organizing large databases are requirements;
  • Capacity and willingness to learn new software and legal research services such as LexisNexis and PACER;
  • Understanding of SAS and/or Stata.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Date Posted: 2/20/2013

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