New job Research Assistant in Virginia

Research Assistant

Company : Insight Policy Research
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Virginia

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Position Summary

Insight Policy Research (Insight), a growing, dynamic, policy research organization, has an immediate opening for an entry-level Research Assistant. We are a well-established small business, having provided nationally recognized research and evaluation services to federal, state, and private sector clients since 2001. Our work addresses issues affecting at-risk and vulnerable populations. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, we conduct research in the areas of education, health, nutrition, family support services, and data improvement.


  • Provides basic research and administrative support on range of Insight projects employing varying methodologies, working across content areas on a diverse range of tasks
  • Supports data collection activities, including survey administration, cognitive interviews, in-depth interviews, site visits, focus groups, coding qualitative data, and background research
  • Conducts literature searches and reviews
  • May contribute to manipulating statistical data, including importing and inputting datasets, maintaining databases, recoding variables, populating presentation and report templates, and reviewing data tables
  • Provides logistical or content-related support for expert panels, advisory groups, and company events (e.g., brown bags, conference support)
  • May participate in portions of the contract proposal process under supervision
  • May support project management by taking notes at project meetings, contributing to client reports, monitoring project schedules, or other tasks
  • Performs activities under supervision of senior staff


Bachelor’s degree in social science or other relevant field; 0–1 year of experience


  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills; ability to summarize or synthesize information for different audiences and purposes
  • Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and work on multiple projects
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Desire and ability to work as part of a research team
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively to coordinate completion of projects and tasks
  • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and/or database applications
  • Interest in policy research focused on vulnerable populations

EEO: At Insight, we value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, LGBTQ2S people, and veterans to apply. Insight is a committed equal opportunity employer. Each and every employment decision is based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race; color; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; religion; national origin; marital status; pregnancy or parental status; military or veteran status; medical condition; disability; or any federal, state, or local protected class. We do not and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


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