Senior Research Associate 

Public Wise Published: January 7, 2022
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Information Technology /

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Public Wise Research and Education Fund is a 501c3 formed at the end of 2019 with the mission to create a government that reflects the will of the people.

We believe this is best achieved through expanded democracy access. In 2020, we conducted research focused on voters across multiple battleground states, and our sister organization, Public Wise (501c4), distributed $3+ million to over 30 partner organizations 

Position Overview

We are looking to hire a Senior Research Associate to help us enact a bold research agenda focused on better understanding current and historical barriers to democratic access and best practices for eliminating those barriers. They will participate in the daily research activities of the organization with encouragement and opportunity to participate in shaping the direction of future research. This role reports directly to the Deputy Director of Research under the leadership of the Director of Research

Scope of Work

  • Data cleaning, coding, and analysis for ongoing research projects.
  • Create clear data visualizations and presentations.
  • Aid in drafting papers and memos for public and scholarly consumption.
  • Manage the day-to-day logistics of ongoing research projects.
  • Propose ideas for new research.
  • There will be opportunities for pursuing a personal research agenda insofar as it furthers the mission of the organization.
  • Opportunity for co-authoring scholarly work for submission to peer-reviewed publications.
  • Other duties as directed by the Deputy Director of Research.



  • Skilled in the use of R and Stata for data cleaning, coding, and analysis.
  • Proven experience with quantitative data analysis, including the ability to create and run models and interpret results.
  • Proficient in data visualization. 
  • GIS/mapping skills are a plus, but not required.
  • A demonstrated ability to learn on the job and a desire to deepen research skills.
  • Previous experience working as part of a research team.
  • Previous experience managing a research project is a plus.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate research in writing to a general audience.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills are a plus.
  • Familiarity with intersectional political and cultural issues.
  • Master’s, or higher, degree in Sociology, Public Policy, Political Science, Data Science, Social Psychology, or other related research field is required.

Salary & Benefits

  • The salary for this role is $75,000. This full-time position is completely remote. Benefits include health care, vision, dental, and 401k. We strongly encourage people of color, people with dis/abilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, or members of other marginalized communities to apply.
  • Public Wise offers a stipend for home office setup. Staff is offered 20 PTO days per calendar year and a student loan repayment benefit.

How to Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your cover letter, CV, a list of up to 3 references, and a writing sample that demonstrates research and analytic abilities (with examples of data visualization, if possible).
  • Your cover letter should detail your previous research experience.
  • Use Subject Line: “Senior Research Associate Applicant”

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