Basis hires critical thinkers with a passion for transformative research. We offer competitive compensation and flexible work arrangements and are always seeking new talent.


  • Research Analyst

    Basis Policy Research (Basis) seeks a full-time Research Analyst for our Grand Rapids office. Research Analysts support multiple research projects. They provide assistance across all phases of the research process, including managing and analyzing data, drafting reports, scheduling, and client communication. We are looking for someone with a background in data management and analysis, interest in public policy, and desire to make a positive impact locally and nationally.

  • Senior Researcher

    Basis Policy Research (Basis) seeks a full-time Senior Researcher. Senior Researchers are responsible for leading rigorous studies in the areas of early childhood, K-12 education, housing, continuing education, workforce development, corporate training and/or public health. Qualified candidates will have experience in all phases of the applied research process, from crafting the study concept to securing funding to analyzing data to producing final deliverables. Senior Researchers lead multiple research projects and teams. Strong, demonstrated skills in quantitative methods and experience in statistical programming are preferred.


We provide a range of benefits in addition to competitive compensation. We hire the strongest candidates and treat them right.

  • Retirement Plan

    Members of the Basis team have the opportunity to contribute to a 401(k) plan with employer matching.

  • Vacation Time

    We offer three weeks of paid vacation each year for team members to refresh, recharge, and take care of business.

  • Learning Opportunities

    We support our team members' learning goals by giving them time and space to deeply engage in the field.

Join a team with a service-oriented culture that values entrepreneurialism, inquiry, and challenge.

We are an independent research firm specializing in policy research & program evaluation, delivering reliable data to inform policy & guide decision-making.