Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Social Policy Institute. The position is located at Hillman Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus. Occasional travel to meetings and conferences is required
The Data Analyst will lead the data management and analysis for the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis. SPI is a university-wide initiative dedicated to addressing pressing social issues through transdisciplinary empirical research, dissemination of evidence-informed policy, and training.
This position will oversee all project data operations (advising on new initiatives; monitoring, cleaning, analyzing and archiving several large and diverse data sets; interpreting findings; preparing publications and presentations; etc.) on multiple short and long-term projects related to improving household financial security, but may also have opportunities to work on other SPI initiatives depending on interest and need.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Design and conduct statistical analyses using standard statistical programs.
Interpret and explain research findings and project outcomes, both orally and in writing.
Independently design and manage research initiatives.
Provide expert advice on research design, sampling, data collection instruments, data quality, data analyses, and other support to SPI’s research teams.
Effectively represent the organization in a variety of academic and policy settings.
Manage large, complex data sets with excellent documentation, for use by multiple parties.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, economics computer science, psychology, social work or a related field plus eight years of related work experience or a master’s degree in math, statistics, economics computer science, psychology, social work or a related field plus two years of related work experience.
Previous experience in field trials and experiments.
Excellent analytic skills.
Two years of experience using statistical software, such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata.
Ability to manage several large scale and complex data sets.
Experience working with complex nationally representative data sets.
Ph.D. degree in a related field.
Research experience in social policy fields (e.g. financial security, housing, health, etc.).
Four years of working on research projects conducting quantitative research.
Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing, demonstrated by presentations at research or policy conferences, and authorship in peer-reviewed social science journals.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty and staff of varying degrees of technical sophistication.
Ability to balance competing demands from multiple projects.
Experience in applied policy or economic research, including:
Research design and sampling.
Measurement and questionnaire design.
Data collection and data quality control and cleaning.
Data analysis and reporting.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.
Physical requirements involve heavy interaction with a computer, people and manuals/codebooks.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Internal Number: 51605
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