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February 2, 2017

Hart Research Associates is looking for a Sampling and Data Associate to join our team. 

Our client base represents five major sectors of society: nonprofit institutions and advocacy organizations, labor unions, politics and public policy, business and industry, and the media.  The ideal candidate will have experience working with the voter file and a solid background in research methodology. If interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to smarkowitz@nullhartresearch.com.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare samples for telephone and online survey research
  • Provide accurate demographic information to analysts to ensure that quotas and weights are effectively representative
  • Create universes for political polls that will accurately reflect target voter populations
  • Work with analysts to develop sampling strategies for contacting harder-to-reach populations, such as millennials and people without landlines
  • Manage multiple fast-moving projects at once in communication with multiple colleagues
  • Collaborate with Senior Sampling and Data Associate to develop new processes making surveys and samples more efficient and effective

Need-to-Haves

  • Highly collaborative
  • Acute attention to detail and drive to double check own work
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work efficiently and problem solve independently
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Interest in staying up to date in current trends in response rates, hybrid or mixed methodological approaches, and modeling

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience with any of: Python (especially the pandas package), other programming languages,  R, SPSS, Stata, SQL, VAN, Catalist, or Access
  • Excels at Excel! (Nested formulas, Vlookups, etc.)
  • Good geographic and demographic skills
  • Coursework or background in statistics, research methodology, and/or computer science
  • Experience or knowledge of best practices in online survey research