Summary Description: The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, Columbia University seeks a Staff Associate to provide research assistance to the Deputy Director, Research. The Staff Associate will provide research assistance to understanding the human health and social impacts of disasters and will assist in analyzing and estimating geographical and institutional vulnerabilities, resilience and readiness for complex emergencies and disasters. The staff associate will provide research support in the areas of survey data analysis, data collection, compilation and preliminary analysis. He/She will provide research support by contributing to the analysis, compilation and writing of research findings and results. The Staff Associate will be involved in a number of data-oriented tasks including managing research data, supporting the Center's data infrastructure, and analyzing and reporting on programmatic and research data. The Center seeks someone with exceptional data management and analysis skills, experience in the fields of social science, public health, or biomedical research. In particular, the Center is seeking a Staff Associate familiar with sampling techniques, survey data analysis, observational cohort designs, longitudinal data analysis, and expertise in Structural Equation Modeling, propensity score modeling, categorical data analyses, and latent growth curve analyses.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have 4 years related work experience in the field of statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, economics or social sciences. Experience with statistical programming, fluency in structural equation modeling, growth curve analyses, and/or survey sampling techniques is required. Successful candidates should have a familiarity with hierarchical linear modeling. Excellent research and technical writing skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively required.
Preferred Qualifications: A Masters Degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, economics, or social sciences may substitute for 2 years of work experience.
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Internal Number: 334_59599
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