Research Fellows

20 - Research · Anywhere in US, New York
Department 20 - Research
Employment Type Fellow
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Title: Research Fellow

Department: Research     

Reports To: Research Content Leads (multiple areas)

Location: Virtual

Catalyst is a global nonprofit supported by many of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with preeminent thought leadership, actionable solutions and a galvanized community of multinational corporations to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone. 


Catalyst research is the foundation of all our solutions for creating equitable workplaces. We examine today’s work environments and employees’ experiences in them using a rigorous and innovative research approach. We use fact-based, scientific methods—including survey data from across the globe and large-scale field studies—to explore barriers and measure success.

We deliver primary and secondary research, tools, and knowledge products in four main areas: equity & inclusion, men advocating real change (MARC), future of work, and advancing women. We also use our research to develop workshops designed to increase inclusion in the workplace.

Come join a fun, flexible and interdisciplinary team with a passion for open dialogue, learning, and living our values. We value accountability, collaboration, and creative problem-solving, and leverage those to achieve business goals.


Catalyst is seeking a creative and agile scholar on a part-time, temporary appointment to support research efforts examining inclusion and equity within organizations. As a research fellow, you will contribute to project-team activities, including managing datasets, conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis, conducting literature reviews, writing summaries of both internal and external research findings, and applying research to practice.


  • Collaborates with team in collecting data as well as managing and maintaining data sets, including verifying and ensuring data integrity and proper data storage.
  • Conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses, synthesizes findings, and summarizes results.
  • Has strong applied research skills and clearly communicates research findings to a wide audience.
  • Assists Research team with project work, as available and applicable, including literature reviews and written reports and products.
  • Approaches research from an intersectional framework.
  • Presents and leads discussions about research findings to small groups of team members.


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent), preferably in social science, social work, sociology, psychology, business, or public administration/public policy. A focus on organizational behavior, leadership studies, industrial/organizational psychology, or related fields is strongly preferred.
  • Ideal candidates have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Masculinity
    • Gender
    • Workplace inclusion
    • Intersectionality
  • PhD students and post-doctoral candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong working knowledge of statistics, specifically regression and ANOVA. More advanced knowledge of statistical approaches is valued.
  • Ability to use statistical software, including SPSS, to prepare, manage, and manipulate data for inferential statistical testing.

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  • Location
    Anywhere in US, New York
  • Department
    20 - Research
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience