Careers at CFRP

Thank you for your interest in CFRP. CFRP is an in-house research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin committed to bridging research and policy. We conduct rigorous research and evaluation work to advance knowledge, impact policy, and strengthen families. Our research partners range from federal and state agencies to non-profits to faculty from multiple disciplines.

We are always looking for motivated, passionate professionals who want to make a positive impact in policy through research. To get notifications of our career opportunities, please sign-up for our CFRP Careers Email List. See below for Current Openings.

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Current Openings


Research Associate (Social Science/Humanities Research Associate III)

All applications for staff positions must be completed through The University of Texas at Austin system. The link to this job #17-04-25-01-4007 is

To support multiple program evaluation and policy-focused research studies conducted by the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) under the direction of Associate Professor/CFRP Director at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

The Research Associate will work closely with the Director and other research staff to contribute to study design, data collection, data analysis, and written communications on multiple program evaluation and policy-focused studies at the Child and Family Research Partnership. The Research Associate will provide project management for specific projects and engage in all aspects of the research process on the projects with guidance from the Director and senior research staff. Specific job duties include synthesizing relevant background research, communicating with CFRP’s clients and key stakeholders, contributing to study design and the development of evaluation plans, contributing to the development of survey and focus group instruments, managing large-scale data collection efforts, and understanding and using CFRP data sets and public data sets relevant to the research projects.

Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written. Strict attention to detail. Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively as a member of a team. Advanced organizational and time management skills. Strong methodological and analytical skills. Master’s degree with major coursework in a field relevant to the work of CFRP (e.g. Public Policy, Public Health, Sociology, Government, Psychology, Economics) plus two years of relevant experience.

Proficiency in Excel, Stata, and Qualtrics. Spanish language fluency.

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