Research Analyst I

Optimal has multiple openings at the Research Analyst I position. Research Analysts assist senior researchers in a variety of research and analysis tasks including: collection and preparation of data from surveys and administrative information systems, performing basic analysis and coding of survey instruments, conducting literature searches, contributing to written reports and proposals, and providing general administrative project support. Must be able to work independently but also function effectively as a member of the project team.

Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • Solid communication and presentation skills;
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative research experience;   
  • Computer programming experience, especially in SAS or STATA, is a plus;
  • General computer proficiency is required 


B.A./B.S. in Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Statistics, or related discipline. 

PLEASE NOTE: Qualified candidates will be contacted directly---NO CALLS PLEASE.

To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to:  with “Research Analyst I”  in the subject line.