CUNY Research Assistant (Center for Puerto Rican Studies) (Multiple Positions) in New York, New York


Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs

  • May assist faculty research groups by configuring and testing equipment, collecting and organizing data, and preparing documentation.

  • Performs direct research tasks under supervision.

  • May develop or utilize computer-based systems to collect and analyze data.

  • May assist in preparing reports of research findings.


Research Assistant




The Research Assistant reports to the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. Centro is a research center dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is the primary repository of archival and library materials dedicated to stateside Puerto Ricans. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia. Supports research projects and activities in connection with CUNY programs by assisting in quantitative data management including data and database collection, reduction, formatting and maintenance as well as data analysis. Performs multiple variable regression analyses. Assists in preparing literature reviews; tables, charts, and figure creation and formatting; manuscript development. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Team with staff on writing, research, and data analyses.

  • Assist with organizing research-related events and conferences.

  • Serve as resource contact regarding program policies and procedures.

  • Prepare analytical and statistical reports for management.

  • Prepare, manipulate, and monitor extensive databases; provide assistance with the preparation of Institute-related research data; perform statistical analyses of data using SPSS, SAS, and Stata; and coordinate database activities including verifying the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases and correcting any errors.


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience relevant to the research being performed.


The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Master's degree in economics, statistics, policy, planning, business or other related field.

  • Training and experience in applied statistics strongly preferred. Training in economics or public policy is desirable. A minimum of 1-2 years of work experience is desirable.

  • Essential Software skills: SPSS or Stata for descriptive and statistical analysis.

  • Advanced Skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Etc)

  • Knowledge of issues related to economics, policy, and the analysis of social conditions in Puerto Rico and among stateside Puerto Ricans and related topics.

  • Outstanding communications and writing skills. It is desirable, but not in any way required, that the candidate have language skills in Spanish.

  • Ability to work independently and with small groups in academic settings.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin May 11, 2018.


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Job Title: Research Assistant (Center for Puerto Rican Studies) (Multiple Positions)

Job ID: 18648

Location: Hunter College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular