Assistant Researcher

New York University, Institute for Human Development and Social Change
Date Posted: 02/01/2018
Salary / Wage:
Location: New York , New York
Job Type: Other


Seeking qualified applicant to work full-time as Assistant Researcher for Dr. Cybele Raver and Dr. Tyler Watts at the Neuroscience and Education Lab (NEL). This position would be responsible for data coding, cleaning, and analysis for the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP), a federally-funded research project. The Assistant Researcher will oversee all staff, students, and interns involved in data entry, coding, and cleaning.


Responsibilities include oversight and active involvement in all stages of data management: preparing administrative data requests, organizing incoming data, creating datasets, managing and distributing incentives, cleaning quantitative data, assessing data quality, preparing datasets for analysis, and analyzing data using a range of analytic approaches. The Assistant Researcher will work closely with Dr. Raver, Dr. Watts, graduate students, and project staff at NYU and other educational institutions to fulfill data requests, answer data-related questions, and assist with analyses. In addition, the Assistant Researcher will be responsible for training and overseeing interns working on data-related tasks. In preparation for weekly project meetings, the incumbent will be responsible for creating and distributing meeting agendas, and leading project personnel through the agenda items. Regular reports on data descriptives, assistance with preparation of data for publications, conference posters and symposiums, and ongoing organization of data files will be expected. Opportunities for participation in publications, conferences, and professional training are possible. 


Bachelor degree in statistics, psychology, or related social science field. M.A. preferred. Former research experience on comparable projects and quantitative data analysis using statistical software is required. Candidates should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and communicating with a wide range of individuals at all levels of the research team and the University.


Candidates must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytic skills, as well as experience managing a team and experience using SPSS and/or Stata statistical software, including syntax. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to carry complex research tasks to completion, and ability to efficiently manage fast-paced work are required. Commitment to collaboration and ability to interpret research findings are desired.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information:

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.