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Research Officer

Published on 08.04.2021

Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Research Officer

Job Function: Research 

Job-Specific Responsibilities: RikeResearch, the research arm of RikeRisa is a team focused on research about people and technology. Research assistants will support research into how people use technology. Including behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology and sociology. Candidates with knowledge of any one of these areas are encouraged to apply. 

Research Assistants work closely with other members of a small research team and play a key role in: 

  • Conducting research on specific technology and people related topics and producing in-depth analytic memos, eventually building deep expertise in their area(s) of responsibility. 
  • Contributing to internal and external publications such as research reports, op-eds, academic articles, and book chapters. 
  • Planning and supporting the conduct of research 
  • Other related job duties, as required. 

Pay: Negotiable and Competitive

Required profile for job ad : Research Officer
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • One year of related work experience demonstrating knowledge of, and interest in, current management issues, research methods, and basic quantitative or qualitative techniques. Relevant coursework will count toward experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's degree or higher in a relevant field preferred.
  • 1+ years of related work experience preferred.
  • Exceptional writing skills (asset)
  • Qualitative/Quantitative research skills (asset)
  • English Language Degree (asset)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
  • Candidates with a background in Social Sciences, English language, and/or information technology in addition to one or more of the above-mentioned research areas, are encouraged to apply, but experience with these topics is not required.

Additional Information: This position ends one year from date of hire, with the possibility of renewal. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment exercise followed by competency-based interviews with the research team and with the PIs.

To Apply: All applicants must submit the following as a single PDF document: (1) Cover letter of 300 words or less (2) Résumé or CV (3) Official or unofficial transcript (4) Analytic writing sample of 20 pages or less (5) Names and contact information for three references. 

Deadline: Materials must be submitted by April 23rd, 2021 at 11:59pm. Early submissions are encouraged.

Pre-Employment Screening: Education, Identity Schedule: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Job criteria for job ad : Research Officer
Job category :
R&D, project management
Industries :
Research and development
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Abeokuta - Ogun - Kaduna - Lagos
City : Lagos
Experience level :
Less than 2 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Spoken language :
englishnative
Number of Position(s) : 1

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