Research Specialist
Yale University - New Haven, CT

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Reporting to the Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC), the Research Data Manager/Analyst will contribute to the ongoing research on public climate change and environmental knowledge, risk perceptions, policy references and behavior. The program involves survey research (including national and international surveys, community and membership organization surveys, etc.), message experiments, and audience segmentation. The program also includes several national and international outreach projects to engage the public and policy makers.
The YPCCC is a program in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.

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Principal Responsibilities
1. Coordinates and manages diverse survey and experimental research projects, including research design, questionnaire development, implementation, and analysis, working with a multi-institutional team of investigators.
2. Authors public reports and peer-reviewed publications.
3. Constructs and maintains large datasets, including codebooks.
4. Maintains an online library of research reports and articles.
5. Assists with grant proposals.
6. Disseminates research findings through briefings, presentations, and social media.
7. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
Master’s degree in a relevant social science field or discipline, such as survey research, risk perception, communication (climate change, science, environment, public health, and/or political communication), behavior change, psychology, political science, sociology, or human geography and four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency and experience in survey and experimental research, project and data management, and analysis.

Required Skill/Ability 1:
Excellent data management and analysis skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:
Proficiency and skills in survey and experimental research. Excellent project management skills, including managing multiple projects, objectives, and deadlines.

Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to work as part of a team.

Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to communicate survey methods and findings to non-technical audiences.

Required Skill/Ability 5:
Excellent writing skills.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience with environmental issues. Experience with advanced statistical techniques.

Weekend Hours Required?
Occasional

Evening Hours Required?
Occasional

Drug Screen
No

Health Screening
No

Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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