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Project Specialist

Center for Economic and Social Research Los Angeles, California

It’s an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovative education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the university’s expansive, humanity-centered mission: “The development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.”

USC’s Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) is looking Project Specialist who will work in a multidisciplinary environment in support of policy research on a wide range of issues.

The job responsibilities include:

  • Assists in developing the study protocols. Participates in writing of reports, research papers, articles and other documentation of project status and/or administrative activities or project results.
  • Develop STATA or SAS programs for data cleaning and analysis. Generates graphs, charts or tables to present analysis results and provides interpretation.
  • Assists in the planning of data collection. Prepares reports, correspondence, other materials and analysis according to project schedules.
  • Assists with organizing and scheduling activities to meet research objectives and study protocol compliance. Communicates with study team personnel to ensure study procedures are followed and research is performed as described in protocol.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, quantitative social sciences or related field.

Ability to produce careful and detail-oriented work

Excellent communication skills

Basic understanding of statistical methods; Knowledge of statistical programming (SAS or STATA)

Interest in applying to a Ph.D program in one or two years


Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

Minimum Experience: 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques



REQ20053540 Posted Date: 12/06/2017

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