The Policy & Research Group (PRG) invites applications for a one-year Applied Research Fellow position. The Fellow will assist with research and prepare written analysis under the direction of senior research staff. The focus of the work will be three recently completed RCTs examining the effectiveness of innovative teen pregnancy prevention interventions. The Fellow will draft manuscripts for publication and conference presentations under the supervision of PRG senior staff. This will require the ability to: (1) understand and synthesize previous research; (2) diagnose, analyze, and interpret statistical results; and (3) write clear and cogent prose. PRG sets exacting standards, but we work together in a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful applicant will understand this and be ready to engage in a congenial and productive manner.
? Doctoral degree or near completion (ABD may be considered);
? Aptitude and training and/or experience in data management and quantitative analysis;
? Proficiency in Stata;
? Strong writing, analytic, and critical thinking skills;
? Strong communication and organizational skills;
? Interest in applied research;
? Self-motivated, able to bring projects to completion;
? Willing to learn;
? Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
? Commitment to PRG’s mission: to improve the potential of people through scientifically rigorous research and evaluation that informs policy and practice.
Benefits: The Fellow will receive the same benefits as full-time PRG staff:
? Three weeks paid vacation per year; four weeks paid vacation after five years of employment at PRG
? Approximately fifteen paid holidays (this includes an end-of-the-year break where the office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day);
? Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental group plans offered; employer pays employee dental and vision premiums and portion of employee medical premiums;
? After two years of employment, employees are eligible for a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with employer match.
The Fellow is a full-time position (it is expected that PRG will be your only employer). PRG has offices in Seattle and New Orleans, but will consider remote working from any location in the U.S. for this position. Currently (Spring 2020), all PRG employees are working from home due to COVID-19.
Position Start Date: The anticipated start date is June 1, 2020, with the possibility of extending for an additional year subject to a funding contingency.
Email a letter of interest, CV/resume, unofficial graduate transcripts, one writing sample, and three references to email@example.com. Include “Applied Research Fellow” as the email subject line.
PRG produces high-quality research and evaluation in social, health, and workforce policy areas. We apply scientific research methods to an array of questions to build better public programs that help people build their potential. As a small but expanding research and evaluation firm, PRG allows employees at all levels to play an integral role in projects and provides opportunities for growth. We hire intelligent people and give them the support and freedom to produce excellent work. You can find out more about PRG here: (https://policyandresearch.com/). And more about our Teen Pregnancy Prevention research portfolio here: (https://policyandresearch.com/what-we-are-asking-in-public-health/)
PRG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PRG operates a casual work environment that is both professionally and intellectually demanding.