Specific duties and responsibilities, generally exercised under the guidance of a Research Associate or Senior Research Associate, may include support with:
- Conducting literature reviews;
- Organizing, coding, and analyzing data;
- Creating and documenting datasets;
- Creating tables and graphs to present research findings;
- Developing research instruments such as interview protocols, questionnaires, and coding protocols;
- Writing and administering online surveys; and
- Writing reports of research findings.
The Federal Judicial Center offers a range of telework and flexible work schedule options based on the employee's position categorization. When business needs arise, all Center employees are required to work at the official duty station in Washington, D.C., or at a temporary duty station. The Center does not pay for relocation expenses; however, Center employees receive reimbursement for all official business travel. RequirementsConditions of Employment KEY REQUIREMENTS:
The Federal Judicial Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and an inclusive work culture. It strives to maintain a professional and collegial workplace in which everyone is valued and treated fairly and respectfully.
- You must be a United States Citizen, subject to the exceptions enumerated at https://www.uscourts.gov/careers/search-judiciary-jobs/citizenship-requirements-employment-judiciary .
- Selectee must favorably complete a background investigation.
- Relatives of Center staff members may not be employed at the Center in any capacity.
- All requirements must be met for full consideration.
This vacancy announcement was produced at U.S. taxpayer expense. Qualifications
- Currently enrolled and seeking a graduate degree in a social or behavioral science discipline such as psychology, sociology, or political science at an accredited educational institution, on a full time basis;
- Experience working in a research environment either as a paid employee, intern, volunteer, or as part of a graduate school program;
- Knowledge of statistical programs such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R.;
- Knowledge of database management programs such as Excel, Access, or FileMaker;
- Strong writing skills; and
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively.
Summer graduate-student research assistants are asked to commit to at least eight weeks of employment for 25 to 39 hours per week.
Spring and fall semester graduate-student research assistants are asked to commit to 12 to 15 hours per week.
Graduate-student research assistants are limited to working a maximum of 39 hours per week. Education
Currently enrolled and seeking a graduate degree in a social or behavioral science discipline such as psychology, sociology, or political science at an accredited educational institution, on a full time basis. Additional informationSalary and Benefits
This position is part time and benefits are not applicable for this position.
- Graduate Students (first and second year): $19.65 per hour
- Graduate Students (third year or completed degree): $22.11 per hour