Contact Information

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




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. 


  • 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


  • 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

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.