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Research Associate Position

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) seeks a full-time Masters-level Research Associate to contribute to several quantitative research studies, including a comprehensive state-by-state analysis of the status of women, and research on paid sick and family leave, equal pay, and other topics related to IWPR's mission.

Position Description:
The Research Associate will conduct quantitative analysis and other research activities including literature reviews, report writing, and preparing charts and tables for several IWPR projects. An initial major focus of the position will be to contribute to IWPR’s Status of Women in the States project, through analysis of state-by-state data on a range of indicators, data management, contributions to writing reports and fact sheets, table creation, and fact checking, and by helping the project’s Study Director coordinate the work of research assistants and other staff. The Research Associate will also contribute to demographic and cost-benefit analysis of state and local paid sick days and family leave policies, and other projects as needed, including work on the gender wage gap and other issues.

Candidates should have an M.A. in economics, statistics, sociology, or a related social science discipline, (or a B.A. and equivalent experience), as well as experience analyzing large data sets, strong quantitative skills, knowledge of statistical analysis, ability to write accessibly, and demonstrated interest in policy issues affecting women. Experience with applied research, STATA, and analysis of datasets such as CPS or ACS, and at least 3 years of relevant work experience strongly desired.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive nonprofit salaries and a generous benefits package.

Application Instructions:
To apply, submit a resume or CV, cover letter, writing sample (3-5 pages), and a list of three references with contact information in a single PDF or Word document to Please reference the name of the position in the email subject line.

Applications will be accepted until position filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard for race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:

Family and Medical Leave Act
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

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