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Research Analyst - Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2023
Title Research Analyst - Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) comprises a group of researchers committed to conducting high-quality, collaborative program evaluation aimed at improving policies and programs for children, families, and communities. We conduct a range of mixed methods evaluations for family support programs across Massachusetts and other locales. TIER offers excellent work-life balance, a friendly and supportive work environment, and access to the full range of research resources (e.g., technology, statistical software, libraries). To learn more about our work, please view our website:


Once you have read through this job description carefully, if you are interested in applying, please submit your job application, resume/CV, and cover letter detailing both your work experience and career goals as they align with the job description and TIER’s work overall.

What You'll Do

This is a limited term position through June 30, 2024, with a strong likelihood of extension. 


The Research Analyst supports TIER’s portfolio of mixed methods research and evaluations. This position will support a statewide early childhood needs assessment and our community-based participatory projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, with a focus on qualitative methods and community engagement. Activities include:

  • Designing qualitative protocols
  • Recruiting participants
  • Conducting interviews and focus groups
  • Organizing and coding qualitative
  • Designing and administering surveys
  • Cleaning and analyzing survey data
  • Accessing publicly available data
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Drafting reports and presentations
  • Data visualization

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3–5 years of relevant evaluation experience
  • Strong commitment to issues of equity and social justice
  • Experience communicating and working with a range of community partners
  • Experience conducting focus groups and interviews
  • Experience with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo)
  • Experience programming online surveys (e.g., Qualtrics)
  • Ability to organize and summarize information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to construct data files, conduct and supervise data entry, and clean data in a statistical software package (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R)
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and referencing software (e.g., Endnote)
  • Experience conducting literature reviews
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary research team
  • Strong project management skills, ability to manage multiple streams of work simultaneously, high level of motivation, strong orgaizational skills, attention to detail, and effective communication skills
  • Strong writing skills and ability to prepare clear documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of early childhood programming and policy
  • Experience conducting community-engaged and/or community-based participatory research

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position. Work location can be flexible (on campus or remote); will need to come to the Medford campus for occasional meetings as well as travel for data collection as needed across Massachusetts for meetings and data collection.

Pay Range

Minimum $52,600.00, Midpoint $65,750.00, Maximum $78,900.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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