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Research Assistant - Ibis Reproductive Health

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Location: Oakland, CA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12625
Posted: May 24, 2018

Ibis Reproductive Health is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Our core activity is clinical and social science research on issues receiving inadequate attention in other research settings and where gaps in the evidence exist. Our agenda focuses on increasing access to safe abortion, expanding contraceptive access and choices, and integrating HIV and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services. We partner with advocates, health care providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders who use our research to improve policies and delivery of services in countries around the world, and further reproductive justice and equity. Our staff is located in Cambridge, MA and Oakland CA, USA; and Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information, visit: 


We seek an individual with a commitment to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice who is interested in providing both research and administrative support in Oakland, CA. The Research Assistant will work with multiple study teams on new and ongoing research projects, such as our global work on quality abortion care, access to safe abortion in restrictive settings, and mobile health interventions. Tasks include, but are not limited to, data collection, entry, and management; data coding; protocol development; study team and meeting coordination; and overall project support. The research assistant will also support staff with administrative, development, and communications activities as needed.



  • Exposure to quantitative and/or qualitative research
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience working in teams with individuals of varying work styles
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities on a range of projects
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, highly organized, hardworking, and able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Sense of humor



We particularly welcome those who have:

  • Experience working on projects related to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice
  • Spanish/French language skills
  • Experience using quantitative software (R or Stata) and qualitative software (i.e. Atlas.ti, Dedoose)
  • Experience searching for and identifying scientific literature, especially in public health
  • Willingness to travel


Ibis is an equal opportunity employer. Ibis seeks to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace; we encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, first-generation college graduates, and people from other underrepresented communities.


Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Ibis offers a generous benefit program including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, retirement contribution fund, and professional development opportunities.


Benefits: Ibis employees are eligible to participate in programs including medical, dental, disability and life insurance, retirement contribution fund, professional development opportunities, among others.


Deadline for applications: Interested candidates should upload a cover letter and resume to Priority will be given to applications received by June 13, 2018.  Position starts as soon as filled. No phone calls, please.

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