Research Scientist/Economist - International Projects Department
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - Bethesda, MD

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The International Projects Division (INPRO) of NORC at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Research Scientist position based in our Washington, DC area offices. INPRO conducts rigorous impact evaluations and other research-related activities in the field of international development. Our rapidly growing portfolio of projects spans a wide range of social and economic development subject areas such as agriculture, food security, land, health and education, infrastructure, and finance, among others.

The responsibilities of the position will include:
  • Leading the design and implementation of development-related impact evaluations and research studies;
  • Providing analytical input and support across a range of projects;
  • Data analysis and reporting of results;
  • Monitoring data collection activities to ensure consistency with analytical objectives;
  • Proposal writing and development;
  • Representing NORC’s expertise in a specific research or policy area through technical communications, testimony, publications in peer-reviewed journals and other outlets, and conferences

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a PhD either in hand or expected shortly. Experience with project management, data collection, and impact evaluation, using experimental and quasi-experimental designs, is required; further professional experience is highly desirable. The candidate must have a solid grounding in microeconometric methods related to impact evaluation. Excellent interpersonal/communications skills as well as the ability to effectively represent the organization to clients and in other professional settings is essential.

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About NORC

NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on The University of Chicago's campus and in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and businesses to provide the data and analysis that supports informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.

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

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