Part-Time Research Fellow: Catalyst Research Center for Corporate Practice

Department:        Research    
Reports To:        Senior Director, Research

Summary of Responsibilites

The Corporate Practice Research team seeks a dedicated scholar on a part-time and temporary appointment to support research efforts examining organizational policies and practices for advancing women and creating inclusive work environments. The Research Fellow contributes to project-team activities, including managing datasets, conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and writing summaries of research findings.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in design of research methodology, including drafting of interview and focus-group protocols or other project materials.
  • Collaborates with team in managing and maintaining data sets, including verifying and ensuring data integrity.
  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses, synthesizes findings, and summarizes results.
  • Conducts in-depth literature reviews, and annotates and summarizes articles.
  • Drafts sections of reports and working papers as well as presentation materials for internal and external audiences.
  • Participates in relevant conference calls and group meetings related to Center activities and/or agenda.
  • Assists Corporate Practice Research team with project work, as available and applicable.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand complex data.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Applies creative problem-solving and analytical skills to research projects.
  • Is literate in a networked PC environment with a Windows base, and proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knows how to use statistical software, including SPSS, to prepare, manage, and manipulate data for inferential statistical testing.
  • Functions effectively both independently and in a team-based virtual working environment.
  • Has knowledge in a topic area or areas related to Catalyst’s work.

Working Conditions

  • Work with confidential issues and data.
  • Tight deadlines and multiple priorities.

Education and Experience

This position requires an MA or MS (or equivalent), preferably in social science, social work, sociology, psychology, business, or public administration/public policy. PhD students and post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative methods and/or qualitative methods and demonstrated intermediate knowledge of statistical software required.