Research Associate

Basis Policy Research (Basis) seeks a Research Associate to be located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Research Associate will be responsible for providing research assistance and project management on a variety of projects involving K-12 education policies and programs. Qualified candidates will have strong communication skills, aptitude in the area of data analysis, and interest in public policy. The Research Associate will serve multiple clients, engage in several dedicated project teams, and develop a diverse portfolio of work. Applicants with training in statistics and quantitative methods are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Effective communication and presentation skill
  • Aptitude for managing and analyzing data
  • Interest in statistical analysis and programming
  • Skilled writer and proofreader
  • Ability to balance work across multiple projects
  • Interest in K-12 education policy and reform issues
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Experience

  • Managing and analyzing student-level data or other large data sets
  • Data cleaning and manipulation
  • Training in quantitative methods/statistics
  • Experience in grant and proposal writing
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working in Stata, R, or Tableau

Posting Date

January 2017

Preferred Locations

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Negotiable; commensurate with experience

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