Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 departmentâ™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.
PhD in related field.Â
Research experience in social policy fields (e.g. financial security, housing, health, etc.).
Four years working on research projects conducting quantitative research.
Effective communication in English, 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: Econometric modeling, research design and sampling, measurement and questionnaire design, data collection and data quality control and cleaning, data analysis and reporting.
Bachelorâ™s degree in math, statistics, economics computer science, psychology, social work or related field plus eight years' related work experience or masterâ™s degree in math, statistics, economics computer science, psychology, social work or related field plus two yearsâ™ related work experience.
Previous experience in field trials and experiments.
Excellent analytic skills and 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.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
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