Research Associate I

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate I position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. The position is located in NMR’s office in Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning fields providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists. NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through bachelor’s level education or prior work in engineering, environmental science, policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. The responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports
  • Conducting energy audits
  • Some general administrative/clerical duties

This position will require individuals to occasionally perform inspections of residential and commercial buildings in order to assess the efficiency of various building components. These inspections may require employees to travel up to 50% of the time. Experience and understanding of the principles and practices of program evaluation is a bonus.

The ideal candidate has completed a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, environmental science, policy, economics, sociology, or another social science field. Successful employees will have opportunities for advancement in this growing company and field.

NMR’s core values are environmental stewardship, producing the highest quality work possible, and concern and care for colleagues’ professional and personal welfare. Accordingly, we seek to minimize our greenhouse gas emissions, and purchase offsets for the carbon output resulting from our business operations. We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and offer competitive benefits including ESOP shares, health, dental, disability, 401K, T passes for those who commute via public transportation, and up to six weeks paid vacation after multiple years of employment. We also strive for a 40-hour work week.

Please, do not call NMR directly. Due to the high number of applications expected, we will not be able to respond to each submission.