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Senior Research Analyst Social Science - The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2020
Title Senior Research Analyst Social Science - The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Research Methods/Data Analysis
    Social Sciences - General

This is a limited term position for 1 year with the possibility for renewal. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

Department Summary:

The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.

The Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) focuses on the interplay between global business and the key forces that shape the context in which enterprises operate. The Institute cultivates "contextual intelligence" by considering the geopolitical, legal, financial, security, macroeconomic, humanitarian, and environmental impacts on business. IBGC, through its ongoing "Digital Planet" research program, measures the rate and state of digitalization around the world and conducts an inter-disciplinary study of the impact of digital innovation and emerging technologies on society and the world at large.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the research manager and/or Lead Investigators, provides specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop and execute research program(s). Participates in development of goals and strategies; assists in the preparation of new gift and grant applications; creates data management and filing systems; builds and maintains relationships with external data partners; coordinates and leads all data gathering and analysis activities for the programs; analyzes and monitors budgets from gifts, grants, and contracts; oversees website and social media efforts including writing content for website and enhancing social media presence. Assists the research manager and/or Lead Investigators with analysis and research, literature review, presentation briefs, contributes to report writing, first drafts, summaries, visualization, and content for lectures and talks. May represent program externally and internally at conferences, meetings and events. Conducts research and drafts reports and results. Hires, trains, and supervises students and temporary employees. This is typically a gift/ grant-funded position.


Basic Requirements:
Masters degree in related discipline and 4 years of related experience OR Post-Doc with 0-2 years
Experience with qualitative and quantitative research, including data collection and analysis
Very strong writing, analytical, and communication skills.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

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