Research Analyst

Basis Policy Research (Basis) seeks a Research Analyst to be located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. At Basis, we put our clients first. From our innovative and collaborative environment, we design applied research solutions to meet their needs. Whether it is data analysis to understand if a school district is achieving student growth, a family foundation is meeting their investment priorities in education, or a state department of education is revamping its teacher evaluation system, our solutions are dynamic in applied social science research and laser focused on answering questions and achieving results for our clients. Your aptitude for data analysis and interest in public policy will be an asset to the organization and you will be integral in shaping the landscape of research and education design on a national scale.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Coursework in Quantitative Research Methods
  • Interest in PreK-16 education policy and reform issues
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Ability to work effectively in teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Experience

  • Statistical programming (preferably Stata)
  • Managing and analyzing large data sets
  • Data cleaning and manipulation
  • Training in quantitative methods/statistics
  • Project management experience

Preferred Locations

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Negotiable; commensurate with experience

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