Offer : Half-Time Research Assistant for Digital Society Research

Duties and Essential Job Functions

  • The Research Assistant (RA) will perform a variety of research duties and administrative tasks related to research on digital society and inequality by assisting a sociologist in the OSC at Sciences Po in Paris. Tasks to support the research may include (but not limited to) the following:
  • Conduct literature searches
  • Organize and recruit for interviews
  • Assist with conducting interviews
  • Code interview data
  • Create and visualize descriptive statistics
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
  • Translate social media data and other content from French to English
  • Prepare research ethics applications and reports
  • Collect and analyze descriptive data
  • Summarize project results and prepare progress reports
  • Assist with the preparation of scholarly reports, presentations and articles
  • Organize public reporting of research including web, talks, travel logistics, etc.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update website materials related to the research
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Attend seminars and meetings as necessary

Qualifications Required

  • Attention to detail, as well as managing the big picture
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Ability to work independently and a self-starter
  • Willingness to “manage up”: communicating the project’s priorities and seeking feedback, anticipating the next steps needed, and ability to offer well-rounded help on a complex project
  • Experience with collaborations and working in teams
  • Willingness to learn and expand technical details
  • Sophisticated online search skills

Qualifications Preferred

  • Comfort working with and structuring messy digitized data, and translating digitized data to different formats (e.g., raw text, json, xml, csv files)
  • Knowledge of text encoding and decoding (the machine kind, not the xml kind)
  • Some knowledge of data and visualizations
  • Data analysis: qualitative and/or quantitative

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and the contact information of three professional references as soon as possible to Position is for at least a year. Monthly for half-time CDD (18 hours/week) is roughly 1000 euros.