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Project Assistant

Bucky Badger
On Campus
Job #: 47038
Employer: WCER On Busline?: Yes
Pay: $19.03/hr Posted: 07/21/2017
Category:  Graduate Assistant Deadline: 08/11/2017
# of Positions: 1

Contact Information

Name: Gaonou Lo
Email Address:
Address: 1025 W. Johnson St. Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Primary Phone: 608-263-4221

Project Description: The mission of the Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT) is to conduct and support research, critical policy analysis, and public dialogue on student experiences with the transition from college to the workforce in order to inform policies, programs, and practices that promote academic and career success for all learners. The Center is organized around four program strands: student experience with work-based learning, student experiences with career advising and decision-making, student and employer experiences with the job search process, and community views on the purpose of higher education. At this time the Center is seeking a Project Assistant to assist with research and policy analysis related to the career trajectories and labor market outcomes of college graduates.


Responsibilities: CCWT seeks a current UW-Madison graduate student to fill a position beginning on September 6, 2017. The successful applicant will be a researcher who assists project leadership with managing and analyzing quantitative data, documenting the employed research methods and tools, and preparing findings for dissemination through scholarly and policy-oriented venues.


Specific duties include:

  • Advanced management and exploratory analysis of existing quantitative survey data.
  • Documenting the utilized research methods and tools.
  • Helping prepare findings for publication
  • Working closely with other project staff to ensure integration of findings across the study's various research components


Required Skills:

  • Experience in quantitative research methods in social sciences such as economics, sociology, and educational research.  Specific technical skills include advanced data management and analysis using statistical software, preferably R, SAS or Stata.
  • Strong analytical skills, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to synthesize complex information;
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and ability to effectively juggle multiple responsibilities (e.g., graduate work, PA responsibilities);
  • Proven ability to adapt to a variety of situations and tasks; open to new challenges and opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to take responsibility to meet deadlines and initiate tasks without close supervision.


Preferred Skills:

  • Strong interest in one or more of the following topics in the social sciences: labor market dynamics, graduate labor markets, work and occupations, skills and skill formation, labor statistics, stratification.
  • Familiarity with the preparation of manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals in the social sciences;
  • Familiarity and/or interest in data visualization techniques.


To be considered for this position, please provide a letter describing your qualifications, a CV, a sample of scholarly writing, and a list of 3 references to

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