Research Associate II

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate II 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 Master’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

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 25% of the time. Experience and understanding of the principles and practices of program evaluation is a bonus.

The ideal candidate has completed a Master’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.

Submit your resume and cover letter via email to  Please, do not call NMR directly. Due to the high number of applications expected, we will not be able to respond to each submission.

NMR is committed to the environment and to minimal greenhouse gas emissions. Our carbon footprint is much smaller than similarly sized office-based business in the Northeast. We offer competitive benefits including health, dental, disability, 401K, T passes for those who commute via public transportation, and three weeks paid vacation (and up to six weeks after multiple years of employment).

NMR Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We view a diversity of backgrounds in our team as both inherently valuable and as a strategic advantage. Applicants who would increase the diversity of our staff’s backgrounds are encouraged to apply.