Statistical Data Analyst II - Brown School - Social Policy Institute
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR71034
The Social Policy Institute is a university-wide initiative dedicated to addressing pressing social issues through transdisciplinary empirical research, dissemination of evidence-informed policy, and training. The primary areas of research for this position will consist of education and other issues facing children and young adults. The individual will primarily be responsible for: 1) assisting in the development of tools for data collection and analysis; 2) advising on research design and evaluation issues; 3) performing data management activities, including cleaning and quality checks as necessary; 4) performing statistical analyses; 5) collaborating on the writing of research reports, briefs, and scholarly publications; 6) assisting in the reporting of results to external partners; and 7) supervising other employees and research assistants in data collection and analysis activities. The individual will work independently with mentoring from senior staff and statisticians and in collaboration with other project staff.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Contribute to leading data collection and instrument development.Â Perform quantitative and qualitative data collection and data management tasks, including audits, cleaning, and quality control checks of data as necessary. Oversee data entry tasks performed by others.
Perform statistical analyses of quantitative data collected.Â Analyze data in Stata, interpret statistical test results, and summarize findings.
Support development of research proposals and directions and assist with research design issues.
Help prepare findings for dissemination in various forms (presentations, papers, reports, briefs, funder materials, etc.).Â Draft narrative description of results for scholarly journal articles, etc.
Collaborate on liaising with internal and external research partners and funders to promote partnerships and dissemination; manage other staff and graduate research assistants.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Graduate degree in public/social policy, education, public health, biostatistics, computer science, sociology, psychology, behavioral science or related field.
Understanding of appropriate statistical tests for various analysis situations (including, but not limited to, correlation, ANOVA, t-test, chi-square).
Experience conducting inferential data analyses and developing appropriate graphical displays of data for manuscripts, reports, and presentations.
Software proficiency: Competency and experience navigating data and utilizing relational databases and reporting tools (Excel, Stata, and R). Competence and experience with Qualtrics or other online survey software. At least one year experience using Stata or other statistical packages to run descriptive analyses.
Ability to learn and independently perform new applications and procedures.
Strong analytic skills.
Attention to detail and accuracy in editing, record-keeping, etc.
Ability to verbally communicate complex issues with clarity to different types of audiences (e.g., academic, community, etc.).
Ability to collaborate with others, working independently and with team members, including students, staff and faculty.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of community members, staff, and faculty of varying degrees of technical sophistication.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a related field with two years of related experience.
$52,000.00 - $88,800.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
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.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.