Research Assistant, Global Attitudes Posted Oct 09
Pew Research Center , Washington, DC
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; science and society; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center's work is carried out by a staff of about 150.

The Pew Research Center has an immediate need for a Research Assistant to support its expanding global research agenda. The Research Assistant will be part of the Global Attitudes research team, which conducts worldwide public opinion surveys on major international issues such as attitudes toward the U.S. and American foreign policy, views of China, global economic attitudes, terrorism and democracy, as well as how people view conditions in their countries and their own lives. The team working on these projects will report to the Director of Global Attitudes research
The primary responsibilities for the Research Assistant will be fact-checking and proof-reading, organizing relevant polling data, and performing research and analysis as required. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science, economics or a similar field of social science.
• Number checking/fact-checking/proofing
• Assisting in the creation of spreadsheets for analysis and tables and charts for reports
• Assisting in the creation of PowerPoint presentations
• Assisting in topline production and simple crosstabs
• Assisting in locating and organizing other relevant international polling for questionnaire development, reports, and commentaries
• Performing background research on issues and countries
• Creating and maintaining a timeline/calendar of major international events
• Assisting with basic statistical analyses and research
• Reviewing and evaluating datasets

• Proven facility with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Knowledge of SPSS or Stata
• Knowledge of how to display data in easy-to-understand ways in tables and charts in both Excel and Word
• Ability to synthesize materials for senior staff
• Attention to detail, including exacting standards to maintain accuracy in all work products
• Ability to balance multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of and interest in international affairs
• B.A. degree is required with a concentration in the social sciences, such as political science, economics or similar field
• Strong quantitative skills
• Experience in internet and other research
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
The Pew Research Center is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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