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Research Assistant - Qualitative (Bachelor's level)

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Location: USA – CA, PA, MA, DC
Job ID: 4683

Description – Overview:

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has approximately 1,700 people from more than 45 countries working in offices in North America, Europe and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $260 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, foundations, other nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

Limited duration position; not to exceed 3 years

RAND is seeking highly motivated research assistants to work in a variety of research areas including human resource issues in the military, national security issues, organizational effectiveness, workforce management  and military education and training.  Research Assistants work as members of multi-disciplinary research teams addressing complex policy problems. Research Assistants work with teams of experienced researchers, including political scientists, organizational psychologists, behavioral scientists and economists. Research Assistants' tasks include data collection, preparation and analysis; literature reviews; assisting with interviews and note-taking; preparation of draft documents and presentations; and coordination of work among project team members. Research Assistants may travel with project teams and may have the opportunity to contribute to reports and articles.


Specific skills required:

Applicants should have U.S. citizenship and excellent research and analysis skills demonstrated in coursework or work experience; solid qualitative research skills; the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; strong writing skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary teams. They must be highly motivated, organized, flexible, and demonstrate a strong commitment to RAND's core values of quality and objectivity.

Preference given to applicants with:

military experience;

research assistant experience, either in an academic setting, in another research-oriented organization, or within a research unit of a public- or private-sector firm;, or with related federal government agencies;

experience conducting qualitative interviews and experience using qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo, ATLAS.ti, Dedoose);

relevant security clearance(s).

Education Requirements

BA/BS in sociology, psychology, research methods, public policy or similar field with interest in human resources.

Masters level applicants should look for Project Analyst positions.



Security Clearance

Applicants must be able to obtain a security clearance.


Washington, DC; Santa Monica, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA.

How to Apply

RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

To Apply:

Apply online
here https://jobs.rand.org/psp/erprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL
Visit us here http://www.rand.org

Posted on 18 March 2017
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