Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Research Scientist - International / Democracy, Rights & Governance Research
NORC at the University of Chicago seeks a Research Scientist to support project work in the International Programs Department (INPRO.) The Research Scientist will play a lead or supporting role in designing and implementing evaluation projects and data collection and analysis activities. The Research Scientist will also, as appropriate, lead work closely with NORCs senior project directors and statisticians on various tasks related to NORCs international evaluation, research, and survey projects.
Applicants must be based in the United States with preference given to applicants who can work from either our Bethesda, MD or Chicago, IL offices.
As a condition of employment, all NORC employees and contractors - including those working remotely - must be fully vaccinated (as defined by current CDC guidance) against COVID-19.
|DEPARTMENT: International Programs||
INPRO was established in 2005, and works on impact and performance evaluations, surveys, and qualitative data collection, among other research activities throughout the developing world. Our research covers a range of sectors including education and training, child and youth well-being, democracy and governance, agriculture, water and sanitation, vulnerable populations, infrastructure, housing, finance, and health (applicants should clearly specify which sectors they have previous experience in). Since its establishment INPRO has implemented projects in nearly 90 countries throughout the world.
|WHAT WE DO:||
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.
|WHO WE ARE:||
For over 75 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, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other legally- protected characteristics.