Research Associate - Labor
IMPAQ International - Columbia, MD

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Overview:IMPAQ International, a growing and dynamic social science research firm, provides high-quality research and impact evaluation services, policy analysis, and technical assistance services to U.S. and international government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Education, and Agriculture; the World Bank; the Millennium Challenge Corporation; and the U.S. Agency for International Development. IMPAQ's mission is to provide exemplary research and consulting services to its domestic and international clients. IMPAQ has a diverse and collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V). IMPAQ was recently named in the Baltimore Sun's list of Top Workplaces of 2011. IMPAQ offers two corporate locations: one in downtown Washington, DC, and another in Columbia, MD, which was rated #2 on Money Magazine's list of America's Best Small Cities!Job ProfileIMPAQ is seeking full-time Research Associates who will support our research team in conducting research and evaluation projects primarily in the areas of labor (e.g., workforce investment programs, unemployment insurance, green jobs, dislocated workers). ResponsibilitiesDesign and conduct research projects, including: Developing conceptual models; Developing experimental designs; Collecting and analyzing large data sets; Performing policy analysis; Developing case studies; Conducting site visits; Writing technical reports and proposals; Making presentations to government clients; Incumbent is responsible for furthering equal employment opportunity by demonstrating fairness in making recommendations for hiring selections, encouraging and recognizing employee achievements, ensuring fair treatment of all employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability or other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Education, Knowledge, and Experience Ph.D. / 5+ years of relevant experience required with Master's degree; Must possess subject matter expertise or content knowledge in relevant policy areas; Experience and knowledge of data analysis and data management techniques using SAS, SPSS, STATA, Access, Excel, and/or other databases a plus; Experience working with large datasets with SAS, SPSS, or STATA a plus; Experience in leading proposals and preparing reports a plus; Experience in process analysis, evaluation, and experimental research design activities a plus. Skills Strong quantitative and qualitative skills; Ability to think strategically about research issues and programs; Ability to lead major aspects of a project; Excellent ability to communicate complex technical material, both orally and in writing; Ability to work independently and in a team; Strong writing and editing skills a must. Benefit NotesIMPAQ offers a highly competitive benefit package, including 401K savings and employer discretionary contributions; medical and dental health plans; holiday and sick leave benefits; and life and disability insurance. IMPAQ offers a collegial work environment and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V). ApplicationTo receive full consideration, please submit your cover letter and CV through our career portal at https://careers-impaqint.icims.com InformationFor further information about IMPAQ International, please visit our website at www.impaqint.com.

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