Research Associate, Military Analytics


WHO WE ARE: At Fors Marsh, we take on issues that matter. We are a team of researchers, advisors, and communicators working together to shape the systems that shape our lives. We look at human behavior from all angles to design targeted solutions that influence decision-making and move people to action. We are committed to the problem, not just the project, and we are intentional about taking on work and forming partnerships that balance purpose, people, planet, and profit. We are a certified B Corporation, a Just employer, and a 2019-2024 Top Workplace. We hold ourselves accountable to the values that have always defined us. And those values drive us to be the best possible versions of ourselves-for each other, our communities, our clients, and the world.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR: Fors Marsh is seeking an intelligent and motivated research associate to work as part of our Military Analytics research team. Our Military Analytics team bridges the gap between traditional social science and data science, leveraging innovative analytic tools for research committed to improving the health and well-being of Service members and DoD personnel. Specifically, this position is a research role supporting our suicide prevention portfolio, including quantitative analytic efforts, data visualization, policy review, and report writing. This job is best suited for someone who enjoys integrating and analyzing data, working with public-facing documents, is comfortable working with sensitive topics, and enjoys working collaboratively with team members and clients.

Responsibilities include:
• Supporting all aspects of the research process, including literature searches, analysis planning, data cleaning, data analysis and interpretation, and reporting.
• Writing and reviewing written reports and professional briefings that summarize research findings to non-technical and technical audiences.
• Collaborate on data visualizations and other formats to present complex ideas to diverse audiences.
• Work under tight deadlines to fulfill client requests.
• Communicating with individuals at various government agencies and policy offices to understand their informational needs and gain access to data sources.
• Assisting a team of data and social scientists to collect and explore, aggregate, analyze quantitative and qualitative data sets through a variety of techniques.
• Upholding the highest standards of quality control for yourself and others.

• Bachelor’s degree in social science, statistics, public health, economics, or a related field.
• Strong verbal and written communications skills.
• Ability to work effectively independently, and as a team member.
• Knowledge of at least one or more statistical programming packages (R highly preferred).
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office® products (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, and Excel®).
• Applicants may be subject to a low-level government security investigation and must meet eligibility criteria for access to sensitive information.
• US Citizenship is required for this position due to our federal contract requirement.
• Applicants must be comfortable working with sensitive topics such as sexual assault and suicide.

We Offer:

Our benefits typically meet or exceed our competitors’ packages. Ways we are unique?

• Ability to make an impact on people’s lives, both internal and external to the organization.

• Top-tier health, dental, vision, and long and short-term disability coverage all covered at 100% for employee coverage.

• Remote work.

• Our company culture, which values balance and allows each employee to take leave as they require it to balance the responsibilities of both their work and home lives without worrying about depleting their available leave hours.

• We provide a floating holiday bank so you can celebrate the days you value.

• Generous matching retirement contributions and no vesting period starting the third month of employment.

• Dedicated training and development budgets to expand your expertise and grow your skillset.

• You can volunteer your way with paid time off.

• You can participate in Fors Marsh staff-led affinity groups.

• Our employees receive product and service discounts through the certified B Corp network.

Salary: $65,000-$72,500

FM Career Map: Research Associate I

Location: Remote, United States Residents only

EOE: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Applicants may be subject to a low-level government security investigation U.S. citizenship required


Balanced company culture Comprehensive health coverage Floating holiday bank Generous matching retirement contributions Impactful work Long and short-term disability coverage Remote work Remote work flexibility Top-tier health, dental, vision, and long and short-term disability coverage Training and development budgets

  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data sets
  • Analyzing data
  • Client communication
  • Collaborate on data visualizations
  • Data Analysis
  • Data visualization collaboration
  • Planning
  • Quality control
  • Reporting
  • Report writing
  • Research
  • Research process support
  • Work under tight deadlines

Communications Data analysis Data Cleaning Data Science Data Visualization Excel Microsoft Office PowerPoint Public health Quality Control R Report Writing Research Statistical Programming (R) Statistics


Bachelor's Degree in Social Science Communications Data Science Economics Public health Related Field Social Science Statistics


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