Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center: Research Associate 1


Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center: Research Associate 1

@ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Kathleen Blanco Public Policy Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an independent, interdisciplinary research center and archive engaged in research across a range of topics in public policy. Our core policy areas of focus include education, poverty and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, health and healthcare, the coast and environment, and governmental ethics.

The Research Associate 1 is responsible for technical support of multiple research projects. It will be necessary for the candidate to manage research tasks including timelines to complete interim steps and contribute toward overall project completion. To accomplish these goals, the Research Associate 1 will also be expected to identify and organize relevant data, draft narrative material for incorporation into research reports, and make constructive recommendations to senior members of the Blanco Center staff. The candidate will also be expected to support efforts to secure new research and participate in meetings with external partners and research sponsors.


The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, or related field, exceptional written and oral communication skills, analytical skills, and familiarity with a range of computer software (including by not limited to Microsoft Office). The candidate should have previous coursework or research experience in at least one Blanco Center priority policy area. The candidate must demonstrate creativity in problem solving, must be self-motivated and able to work collaboratively in teams. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a high degree of competency and creativity in problem solving. All interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and three references.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior research experience and work with software packages such as STATA, R, SAS, SPSS, and/or ArcGIS are preferred.

How to Apply:

Please apply online at: https://humanresources.louisiana.edu/

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: November 11, 2021
Application Deadline: December 13, 2021