ISSR Hiring | Undergraduate Student Research Assistant - Please circulate widely!

Update: The position has been filled.

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking a motivated, tech-savvy undergradu-ate student to assist in compiling event registration data for the institute’s annual reports. The Institute for Social Science Research supports social science methodology, public engagement, and interdisciplinary research at UMass Amherst. ISSR’s mission is aimed at helping faculty members find funding opportunities and supporting grant proposal development.

Working under the direction of ISSR staff, the Student Research Assistant will gather data for annual reports as well as generate data visualizations, surveys, and other research tasks. Please email resume and cover letter to

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with data collection
  • Generate charts, tables, and other data visualizations
  • Draft reports
  • Garner feedback from the ISSR community
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrates proficiency in professional office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Has experience in gathering, interpreting, and working with data
  • Demonstrates ability to develop charts, tables, and data visualizations
  • Interested in social science research
  • Completion of a statistics course/or research methods course, with an introduction to statistical software such as STATA, SPSS, R, or SAS
  • Students of any major that have completed coursework and/or experience with data analysis are welcomed to apply

Hours: 3-5 a week

Pay rate: $16/hour

Location: Off-campus

Please see the full position description for this Undergraduate Student Research Assistant, and share it with people you think may be interested in this important position in the ISSR team.