Contact Information

For information about working at CMJS, please contact Masha Sud Lokshin by email or phone 781.736.2314.

 

 

Employment


SSRI Research Analyst/Research Associate

The Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI), an affiliate of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, seeks a Research Analyst/Research Associate to assist the Principal Investigators and research staff in demographic studies of the Jewish population in the United States. The SSRI provides cutting-edge research and methodology in the social scientific study of American Jewry and is responsible for updating and managing the American Jewish Population Project (AJPP). Applicants will join a small dynamic team to assist in the day-to-day operations of data collection and analysis as well as engage in opportunities to publish and present in professional settings. Positions are full-time, exempt, with benefits. The SSRI offers a flexible, progressive work environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and document search of major data archives to identify secondary datasets
  • Compile and manage databases using Microsoft Access and other database software
  • Provide project management support including tracking project activities and progress, providing timelines of deliverables, and preparation of project reports
  • Perform data screening and data cleaning with the ability to review and proof own work for accuracy and completeness
  • Conduct advanced statistical analyses of primary and secondary data
  • Interpret and code methodological characteristics of surveys and manage in database
  • Summarize results of analyses in the form of abstracts, memoranda and reports
  • Contribute to reports, journal articles and presentations based on analysis work and generates customized charts and tables from analyses

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or B.A./B.S. in psychology, public policy, economics, applies statistics, or other related social science filed
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative data analysis and knowledge of advanced statistical modeling
  • Proficient use of at least one major statistical software package (e.g. SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), and ability to learn new software as needed
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Excel (e.g. Pivot tables, advanced formulas, VBA/Macros)
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Access or other database software including design, management, and query tools
  • Knowledge of survey research methods and ability to code methodological characteristics of studies
  • Experience with major data archives (e.g. ICPSR) and U.S. Census data
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Proven ability to generate customized charts and tables from analyses
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Requires highly motivated individuals with creative problem solving skills that contribute to individual and team competencies

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Masha Sud Lokshin at lokshin@brandeis.edu

Compensation and Benefits

Brandeis University offers a complete benefit program, including health and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, flexible-reimbursement accounts, a retirement plan, and other benefits designed to support employee wellness and work-life balance.