NORC Albuquerque

Campus, Illinois, United States

Research Associate I - Education and Healthy Aging Research - Hybrid Office Schedule

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Job Description

NORC at the University of Chicago is seeking a Regular, Full Time Research Associate I to?join The Bridge in our Chicago - Hyde Park office.?The Research Associate I would work closely with the Bridges senior research teams to support project work in either our education research or healthy aging portfolio. The ideal candidate would have experience conducting quantitative analyses of moderate complexity and have strong writing skills. Experience with mixed-methods research is welcome. The Research Associates primary responsibilities include supporting the Bridges research teams to design and implement research and evaluation projects.

Applicants will be based in our Chicago, IL Hyde Park office on the University of Chicago campus, with a hybrid office/work from home schedule.


The Bridge is a community of researchers and programs covering a variety of substantive domains and exemplifying NORCs commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence and research innovation. The Bridge brings substantive expertise and collaborative infrastructure to theoretically driven and multimodal research. The Bridge collaborates with multi-disciplinary research from the University of Chicago and other research institutions by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data; providing methodological and statistical expertise; and facilitating pre- and post-award management. The Bridges researchers also have the tremendous opportunity to apply what they have learned in practical settings. The Bridges research staff works jointly with social scientists, physicians, and other experts in an open, cooperative working environment. Topical areas of focus across the Bridge include early childhood care and education (ECE), healthy aging, arts and culture, and equity research.

  • Provide support to senior level research staff on work involving research design, data collection, data processing, and/or analysis
  • Assist with analyses of quantitative data including administrative and survey data
  • Prepare reports and memos, and develop slides, data charts, and tables for presenting study findings
  • Prepare literature reviews, and written descriptions of data collection methodologies and procedures
  • Assist in design of questionnaires and other quantitative or qualitative data collection instruments
  • Assist in the planning and conduct of project activities including site visits, telephone interviews, and technical panel meetings
  • Assist in creating presentations for client meetings and conferences
  • Assist with business development activities, supporting proposal efforts such as drafting subsections of proposals, compiling data, and drafting charts or exhibits
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university required. Degree in one of the social sciences, public policy, statistics, education, or a related field involving quantitative analysis desired.
  • Basic knowledge of the principles, processes, and methods of survey research through reading literature and experience in the field; basic understanding of routine sampling procedures and of quantitative analysis.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office software.
  • Strong qualitative research skills?
  • Occasional travel for site visits and meetings may be required.
  • Qualified applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. We regret that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.?

The pay range for this position is $55,000 - $62,000.?

This position is classified as regular. Regular staff are eligible for NORCs comprehensive benefits program. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Generously subsidized health insurance, effective on the first day of employment

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • A defined contribution retirement program, along with a separate voluntary 403(b) retirement program

  • Group life insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance

  • Benefits that promote work/life balance, including generous paid time off, holidays; paid parental leave, bereavement leave, tuition assistance, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

NORCs Approach to Equity and Transparency

Pay and benefits transparency helps to reduce wage gaps. As part of our commitment to pay equity and salary transparency, NORC includes a salary range for each job opening along with information about eligible benefit offerings. At NORC, we take a comprehensive approach to setting salary ranges and reviewing raises and promotions, which is overseen by a formal Salary Review Committee (SRC).


NORC at the University of Chicago is an objective, non-partisan research institution that delivers reliable data and rigorous analysis to guide critical programmatic, business, and policy decisions. Since 1941, our teams have conducted groundbreaking studies, created and applied innovative methods and tools, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with us to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.


For over 80 years, NORC has evolved in many ways, moving the needle with research methods, technical applications and groundbreaking research findings. But our tradition of excellence, passion for innovation, and commitment to collegiality have remained constant components of who we are as a brand, and who each of us is as a member of the NORC team. With world-class benefits, a business casual environment, and an emphasis on continuous learning, NORC is a place where people join for the stellar research and analysis work for which were known, and stay for the relationships they form with their colleagues who take pride in the impact their work is making on a global scale.


NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. NORC evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally protected characteristics.