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All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.  In order for the Career Portal System to accept a cover letter, please include a cover letter as a page of your resume document.  The cover letter should address your interest in the position and outline the skills and experience that make you qualified for the position.


The Research Assistant (RA) will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in implementing research project goals. The RA’s duties will include:

Conducting literature reviews

Data collection and management

Data analysis

Participation in research meetings

Assisting with the preparation and editing of presentations

Assisting with the preparation and editing of manuscripts and grant proposals

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's degree

Experience in quantitative research methods and statistical programming. Experience with Stata or R is required.

The candidate must be able to work well under time constraints in order to meet deadlines.

Desired Qualifications*

Knowledge of network analysis or familiarity with Python. Experience with geospatial data is preferred but not required.

Enrolled in Master's or PhD program in information or behavioral science

Work Schedule

10 hours per week; Monday - Friday, days

Duration of Assignment:  approximately 6 months

Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.