(Admin’s note - this is a non-partisan university role, but related to similar work listed on ProgressiveDataJobs) The Department of Politics seeks a Senior Research Specialist to assist with data collection, management, and analysis for the Arab Barometer. The Arab Barometer is a nonpartisan research network that provides insight into the social, political, and economic attitudes and values of ordinary citizens across the Arab World. Its objective is to disseminate and apply survey findings in order to contribute to political reform and to strengthen institutional capacity for public opinion research.
The Research Data Specialist works in close collaboration with the Arab Barometer team including the project director, research associates, communication associate, graduate and undergraduate students, and research colleagues in the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa.
This position will be based in Washington, D.C. and is a 2-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and grant funding.
Responsibilities The Research Data Specialist assists with the maintenance and development of scripts, including R (dplyr,ggplot), Python (pandas, matplotlib), Java, Matlab, and Stata, related to collecting and processing Arab Barometer data. During the data collection phase, this includes programming the questionnaire, validating the programming, quality control checks on data, data cleaning, and management of Arab Barometer survey data. The position also conducts data analysis for research projects including modeling, diagnostics, and graphic visualization for reports, articles and other publications.
Salary: Not listed
Location: Washington, DC