A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

Now Hiring: Global Terrorism Database Research Assistant

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is now hiring a full-time research assistant to work at START's headquarters at the University of Maryland, College Park. This is a full-time position, with an initial term of 12 months (starting in August/September 2009). Responsibilities: The research assistant is responsible for assisting with and leading a number of data improvement tasks related to the ongoing maintenance of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) and the updating and maintenance of the Terrorist Organization Profile (TOPs) data.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree Coursework in statistics and research methods Coursework and/or research experience related to terrorism and political violence Proficiency with Excel and statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS) Preferred: Research experience (e.g. internship, relevant coursework)

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