Contact Information

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Masha Sud Lokshin at lokshin@brandeis.edu. For more information, call 781.736.2314.

 

 

Employment


Positions:

Research Specialist
Research Analyst
Graduate Research Assistant

Research Specialist

The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies is looking for a Research Specialist who is a highly organized team player, possesses strong communication skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask. Join an interdisciplinary social science research team doing exciting research on the American Jewish community. This is an entry level position. 

 Responsibilities: 
  • Perform administrative duties and support senior research staff
  • Assist in developing and programming survey instruments using online survey software
  • Data entry, code responses, perform basic data analysis
  • Conduct phone interviews, assist with moderating focus groups
  • Manage and maintain respondent databases 
  • Supervise student research assistants and interns
  • Assist with preparation of reports and presentations including document layout, editing, literature searches, creating and formatting charts and tables
Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office applications 
Additional skills:
  • Some knowledge of Jewish studies/Hebrew
  • Basic knowledge of fundamental social science research
  • Basic training in quantitative methods and statistics. Knowledge of SPSS or Stata
  • 1-3 years of work-related experience

Research Analyst 

The Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University is looking for a full-time research analyst to join an interdisciplinary research group focusing on demographic studies of the Jewish population in the U.S. This is an entry level position.

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of secondary data sets.  This includes setting up data, cleaning/screening data, recoding data, conducting basic analyses, and summarizing results in the form of abstracts, memoranda and reports
  • Create customized charts and tables from analyses
  • Contribute to reports, journal articles and presentations based on analysis work
  • Research support for senior research staff

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in social sciences (training in quantitative methods and statistics a plus)
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong team player
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Comfort with technology
  • Must have experience with at least one major statistics package (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R)
  • Experience working with Excel Pivot Tables and U.S. Census data a plus
  • Knowledge of Hebrew/Jewish studies is preferred

Graduate Research Assistant

The Steinhardt Social Research Institute at Brandeis University is looking for a graduate student to assist Principal Investigators and research staff in demographic studies of the Jewish population in the U.S.  Up to 35 hours/week over the summer, with the option to continue part-time during the academic year.

Responsibilities: 

  • Analysis of secondary data sets.  This includes setting up data, cleaning/screening data, recoding data, conducting basic analyses
  • Create customized charts and tables from analyses
  • Contribute to reports, journal articles and presentations based on analysis work
  • Research support for senior research staff

Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in social sciences
  • Training in quantitative methods and statistics a plus
  • Highly organized and detail oriented;
  • Strong team player
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Comfort with technology
  • Must have experience with at least one major statistics package (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata, R)
  • Experience working with Excel Pivot Tables and U.S. Census data a plus

 For information about the Steinhardt Social Research Institute visit our website.