Posted: Jul 18, 2022

Research Associate

Application Deadline: N/A

These positions provides the opportunity to support the development of two new research priorities at PPIC. For full description, see


  • Construct, clean and manage large data sets
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Perform literature searches, prepare and annotate bibliographies and abstract data source materials
  • Contact government agencies and other organizations to request data and other program information
  • Prepare written research publications and blogs, including the creation of charts, graphs, tables, interactives, and maps
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders and assist in outreach and dissemination efforts
  • Contribute to regular project and research group meetings
  • Assist the Vice President in organizing planning activities, developing research priorities, and engaging external stakeholders
  • Assist in planning events, including public events, workshops, and meetings
  • Perform administrative tasks as required


  • Professional experience in policy research essential, California-specific experience highly desired
  • Solid organizational skills and computer skills
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in demography, economics, public health, political science, public policy, sociology or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Stata, SAS, R or another statistical package is required
  • Experience working with large data sets, along with outstanding analytical ability
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Must be able to execute project-related work with periodic oversight
  • Must be comfortable working on teams, taking initiative, paying attention to detail, delivering high quality output in a timely manner, and working in an ever-evolving policy environment