Emma White Research, a small and growing firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, is seeking a Research Assistant to support the public opinion research we conduct for clients such as non-profit organizations, labor unions, and local governments. Our work provides information and guidance to changemakers, and the right candidate for this position will be excited about that mission and about helping a small business grow and succeed. This position will be an excellent opportunity for growth and development — as a key team member in a small firm, the Research Assistant will have the opportunity to experience many facets of the work. 

Our desired candidate will be an excellent communicator; enthusiastic about learning new things; self-motivated and committed to high-quality work; comfortable with numbers and data; detail-oriented; creative and flexible; able to work independently and to a deadline. Experience using survey data, statisticsm, and/or data visualization are preferred but not required. 



  • Assisting in drafting analysis and reports of qualitative and quantitative research; 
  • Assisting in design of survey questionnaires and qualitative instruments;
  • Assisting in management of subcontractors such as collecting and evaluating bids, and tracking performance of deliverables;
  • Performing administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings and recording meeting minutes; and 
  • Carrying out other duties as assigned

Required qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of skills and education; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated attention to detail; proven ability to manage multiple assignments with deadlines; the ability to think through tasks independently, with good judgment and strong problem-solving skills; capacity to work independently without close supervision and within a team structure; professional demeanor, strong work ethic, positive attitude, self‐motivated with a desire to learn, creative and flexible.


Desired qualifications: 

Experience with data visualization and communicating survey results or other data for a general audience; statistical background and experience with analytical software such as SPSS or R; ideas and work ethic to help the business grow. 


Hours and Expectations

In normal times, one day a week is expected in-person at our shared co-working space on the North Side of Ann Arbor. Otherwise telework is allowed/encouraged, though the office space is always available. Salaried employees are provided a laptop and expected to have cell phone and internet access during working hours. This is a deadline-driven business, and this role may periodically require evening and weekend hours. 


Application Procedure: 

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume and three references electronically in either MS Word or PDF format to emma@ewhiteresearch.com. Applicants are encouraged to take extra time to detail their skills and experience in the cover letter. Resumes must show relevant experience. Incomplete submissions will not receive further review.


Salary and benefits

Full-time salary and benefits equivalent to $35,000-$45,000, commensurate with experience.

About Emma White Research: http://emmawhiteresearch.com