Center for Mind and Culture, a non-profit research think tank based in Boston (https://mindandculture.org/) is seeking a part-time Research Assistant who is fluent in Norwegian. The assistant would help analyze historical data about religious change in Norway and learn qualitative data analysis. The work can be completed remotely, and the position has flexible hours.
The research assistant will be part of a large interdisciplinary team of researchers on the Modeling Religious Change project, which uses historical and contemporary datasets on religion in seven countries to develop an agent-based model of religious change. The primary task is to identify and analyze religion and supernatural beliefs in a qualitative Norwegian dataset, the Livshistorier in the Norsk Folkeminnesamling. These data are a collection of 1270 memories and auto-biographical stories written by people living in Norway in the 1960s and 1980s, and who were born before 1915. The research assistant will learn and implement content analysis techniques and enter data on religion into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Fluency in the Norwegian language is required. The research assistant must have official permission to work in the United States as an employee or as an intern/trainee.
Strong reading and writing fluency in Norwegian and Norwegian dialects
Precise and detail-oriented organization skills
Ability to work independently and troubleshoot problems
Can effectively use keywords to search through text
Some experience using Microsoft Excel
Familiarity with qualitative data analysis
Interest or experience in social science research, Norwegian history, or religion
To apply, email resume and cover letter to Nicole Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at https://mindandculture.org/about/people/apply/