Methodology Fellow - Center for Excellence in Survey Research
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - Chicago, IL

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The Center for Excellence in Survey Research seeks a Methodology Fellow.

This position provides leadership in the conduct of research and the development of survey methodologies for large-scale NORC projects. Working with NORC executives, it sets the strategic direction for the company within the defined domain of survey methodologies. This position conducts innovative methodological research aligned with NORC projects and goals. This position provides scientific and technical consultation for NORC staff. The individual serves as a mentor and role model for colleagues and initiates methodological studies, writes methodological and analytical research reports, and sections of proposals. Serves as a survey methodologist, analysis task leader, Principal Investigator, and/or internal consultant on survey methods issues on projects, as assigned. Accountable for maintaining a high standard of research output, as reflected in published research output.
  • Provides expertise to professionals assigned to projects, providing mentoring, advice, and counsel.
  • Suggests and recommends developmental and training opportunities for staff.
  • Provides supervision and technical assistance (methodological, substantive) to NORC staff.
  • Provides expert methodological consultation for proposals, projects, and internal corporate committee work.
  • Develops proposals and successfully gains bids for project work within area of expertise. Applies industry knowledge and effectively addresses customer needs and requirements as outlined in project proposals.
  • Conducts methodological research in areas of expertise. Advises on methods/ activities in specific area of expertise. Leads or participates in interdisciplinary project teams and, where necessary, acts as an individual contributor for specific areas of expertise.
  • Authors methodological, statistical, and/or analytic research papers and publishes in refereed journals.
  • Frequently interacts with staff, clients, and senior management; interactions normally involve matters related to specific projects, research, and areas of expertise.
  • Has wide latitude for assisting in the completion of projects and achieving goals; often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
  • Leads quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills Knowledge required: Subject- matter/methodology expert within a discipline, with expert knowledge of the principles, processes, and methods of survey research; knowledge in one or more critical methodological area and publication/reputation within that area. Skills required: Strong problem solving, methodological research oriented, relationship management skills; budget skills; skills in project planning and in formulating work breakdown structures and timelines. Abilities required: Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, identify obstacles to productivity, troubleshoot problems, and provide methodological leadership. Ability to formulate and articulate a vision for NORC research in defined domain of expertise.

Required Experience Doctoral Degree, or Master’s degree and equivalent work experience.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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