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ProfileResearch Associate Duties: The candidate will design and conduct social scientific and/or law-related studies of innovative or improved approaches to judicial administration in federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. Undertaking or assisting in data collection, analysis, and report writing. Research Associates must have knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to conduct innovative empirical and legal research as well as to advise, review, and guide the research of other research professionals, in ways that the results will be informative to policy-makers and others who may not have research training or a background in research. Specific duties and responsibilities generally exercised with advice, guidance, and review. Performing a full range of project-related research work as a member of a project research team (e.g., research literature reviews, designing, pretesting and conducting surveys, including web-based online surveys, conducting research interviews, organizing project data, performing data analyses, report writing, etc.). Providing direct project support, including but not limited to data collection, creating and documenting data sets, and undertaking data cleaning and related analysis. Preparing reports of the findings of assigned research projects. Assisting with project data archiving. Performing other duties as assigned by the Division Director.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have Ph.D degree in a social science discipline such as, but not limited to psychology, sociology, or political science that provides a professional knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative empirical research methods or a JD degree. Should have knowledge of statistical analysis programs such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA. Experience designing and conducting evaluations of court-focused programs is required. Should have 2+ years of work conducting policy or law-related research. Completion of three or more graduate-level courses that focused on applied research methods (e.g., multivariate statistics, time series and forecasting, non-parametric statistics, categorical data analysis, statistical sampling, survey research, and experimental design) is preferred. Publication record demonstrating experience in research design and statistical analysis is a plus.
Announcement number: 18-05. Apply online. No emails.
US Courts Judicial Branch
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