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From   Trey Marchbanks <trey@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Two Job Openings
Date   Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:56:04 +0000

Below are two job postings for my institute (Public Policy Research Institute, Texas A&M University, ppri.tamu.edu). 

Sr. Research Associate: tamujobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=202766 

Major/Essential Duties of Job  
Assist the principal investigator in program evaluation and research studies. Coordinate with sponsors regarding research needs and objectives. Coordinate project activities: Collect qualitative and quantitative research data; conduct qualitative analysis of data collected through interview and observational methods; conduct statistical analysis of quantitative data, preferably using Stata; prepare presentations of research results; write research reports summarizing study goals, methods, and findings. Supervise professional and clerical support staff. Assist principal investigator with writing proposals to pursue independent research projects. Other duties as required.    

Occasional Duties  
Present research findings to sponsors or at conferences; independently facilitate focus groups or interviews. Some travel required. Occasional nights and weekend work.    
Required Education and Experience  
Master's degree in social sciences or related field (criminal justice, public health, education, statistics) or a Bachelor's degree in social sciences or related field and 5 years relevant experience. Strong knowledge of social science research methods, data management and statistical analysis skills and technical writing skills. Strong knowledge of/proficiency with Stata. Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to travel. Requires the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.    

Preferred Education and Experience  
PhD. in social sciences or related field. Three (3) years' experience in public policy (program evaluation and policy analysis) and project management; focus group management; regression techniques and application; multivariate statistical analysis and interpretation. Strong knowledge of/proficiency with Stata with experience using other statistical analysis software such as SAS, SPSS, or R. Experience with ArcGIS, LaTeX, and text analysis software. Experience writing research proposals and/or reports. Experience working directly with research project sponsors.

Research Associate : tamujobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=202781

Major/Essential Duties of Job  
Assist the principal investigator in program evaluation and research studies. Coordinate with sponsors regarding research needs and objectives. Coordinate project activities: Collect qualitative and quantitative research data; conduct qualitative analysis of data collected through interview and observational methods; conduct statistical analysis of quantitative data, preferably using Stata; prepare presentations of research results; write research reports summarizing study goals, methods, and findings. Supervise professional and clerical support staff. Assist principal investigator with writing proposals to pursue independent research projects. Other duties as required.    

Occasional Duties  
Present research findings to sponsors or at conferences; facilitate focus groups or interviews. Some travel required. Occasional nights and weekend work.    
Required Education and Experience  
Masters degree in social sciences or related field (criminal justice, public health, education, statistics) or a bachelor's degree in social sciences or related field and 3 years relevant experience. Strong knowledge of social science research methods, data management and statistical analysis skills and technical writing skills. Strong knowledge of statistical analysis software (SAS, SPSS, Stata). Requires the ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally.    
Preferred Education and Experience  
PhD. in social sciences or related field. Three (3) years' experience in public policy (program evaluation and policy analysis) and project management; focus group management; regression techniques and application; multivariate statistical analysis and interpretation. Strong knowledge of/proficiency with Stata. Experience with ArcGIS, LaTeX, and text analysis software. Experience writing research proposals and/or reports. Experience working directly with research project sponsors.    


M.P. "Trey" Marchbanks III, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
979.458.3250

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