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Senior Project Associate

Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

  • School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Schedule: M-F Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity. SENIOR PROJECT--ASSOCIATE,--Political Science-MIT Governance Lab , (MIT GOV/LAB), to contribute to the development, design, and implementation of new projects in sub-Saharan Africa by building relationships with partner organizations, field researchers, implementers, and handling overall project management. Will manage new projects by navigating the operational challenges of conducting field research, including accessing data and understanding IRB requirements; train and manage the work of research assistants who conduct data analysis, design data collection tools, and provide other research assistance; draft and edit study protocols and descriptions for use in documents such as IRB applications, grant applications, and memorandums of understanding; provide support for events and meetings, weekly reporting, and other logistical arrangements as needed; research resources; create guides and documents on new projects, partnerships, and research processes that can serve as a resource for researchers and external parties; ensure that GOV/LAB's research projects comply with IRB and other relevant regulations; and draft documents required for research, including data use agreements (DUAs), IRBs, MOUs. Job Requirements
    REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in political science, economics, international development, or a closely related social science field. at least four years' related experience and at least two years' working in developing countries; proven ability to prioritize activities and successfully complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision; attention to detail; discretion and good judgment with sensitive and confidential issues; ability to use clear, precise language when writing, including when doing so for nontechnical audiences; effective speaking and relationship-building skills; ability to understand and write technical research language (e.g., in political science, economics, statistics) and legal language (IRB, DUAs, MOUs). Coursework in research methods and statistics preferred. Job #18406 The position will be based in Cambridge, MA with international travel estimated at up to twenty-five percent (length of trips varies based on project responsibilities) to sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Nigeria.

    This position is initially for one year with the possibility of extension.


    1/2/20 MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT's full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here . MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.Privacy and Accessibility Get excited! We are just 1 WEEK AWAY from getfit 2021 registration opening! Mark your calendars, remind your teammates, and get ready to register on Monday, January 11! http:// getfit.mit.edu
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    . # getfitmit # OneMIT MIT will observe Winter Break starting Thursday, December 24, and ending on Friday, January 1, 2021. Happy holidays! MITers, the MIT Pharmacy will continue to fill prescriptions from MIT Medical providers or from outside providers w/ a referral.
    Got a letter from Express Scripts saying that this benefit will change after 12/31/20? The info in this letter is incorrect. http:// ow.ly/UafW50CI2XY Reminder: MIT will be closed from Thursday, November 26 - Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Break. View all Institute holidays: http:// hr.mit.edu/holidays Our work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion neither begins nor ends with the election. Whatever happens, we're ready to continue the work ahead.

    Reach out to each other today, & to iceo@mit.edu to find out how you can continue to ensure DEI is a priority for your DLC! [MIT Employees] 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment is from October 19 - October 30, 2020! Learn more: http:// hr.mit.edu/oe Reminder: MIT will be closed on Monday, October 12 (Indigenous Peoples Day). View all Institute holidays: http:// hr.mit.edu/holidays Did you know that MIT Community members can now request books to be shipped to a home address or delivered to a dorm or office on campus? http:// ow.ly/h0q750BLiWE Q: Is MIT Medical offering flu shots during the 2020-2021 flu season?
    A: Yes. The MIT Flu clinic is available to Covid Pass participants, MIT Medical patients & @ MITstudents .

    Hours: M-F, 8 am-4 pm through 10/16
    More info and FAQs: http:// medical.mit.edu/flu # MITvsFlu [MIT Employees] 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment is from October 19 - October 30, 2020! Learn more: http:// hr.mit.edu/oe [MIT Employees] Check out opportunities to learn, discover, and chart your career at MIT with our virtual workshops: http:// hr.mit.edu/learn Join the MIT Office of Multicultural Programs & MIT Medical Student Mental Health & Counseling Services for--a daily guided relaxation weekdays at noon during Mental Health Awareness Week 9/21- 9/25! Visit OMP's digital catalogue for more info. http:// ow.ly/MpnO50BuQDs # OneMIT Reminder, MITers: If you are experiencing symptoms of # COVID19 , such as fever, cough, fatigue, or shortness of breath, call MIT Medical's Covid-19 hotline at 617-253-4865 or contact your medical provider immediately. Do not come to campus for testing. http:// now.mit.edu There are no more Tweets in this timeline.

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