The Department of Psychologys CTC (College Transition Collaborative) group is looking for a full time Data Analyst.
The College Transition Collaborative (CTC) is a research / practice partnership that aims to improve students success in the transition to college. It brings together preeminent social scientists and forward-thinking colleges and universities to address institutional practices that shape students mindsets about learning and college. These include students perceptions of whether or not they belong in college and whether they can succeed, especially when they encounter the inevitable challenges that arise in the transition to college. In collaboration with postsecondary institutions nationwide, CTC creates and evaluates inexpensive, scalable tools and strategies for colleges and universities; works with administrators to develop effective ways to adapt and deploy them in diverse settings; and rigorously evaluates the effects of these interventions on persistence and achievement, especially among first-generation and under-represented college students.
The Data Analyst will help us analyze the outcomes of multiple, ongoing large-scale randomized controlled experiments and develop data processing pipelines to automate a variety of data processing and prediction tasks. The duties include working with contractors to create custom software and data collection pipelines and implementing existing third-party tools to retrieve, analyze, and process large datasets and metadata for integration into databases maintained by the projects. Duties will also include performing one-off analyses to support school partner reporting and publications. Experience in developing R scripts and advanced statistical modeling is required.
The Data Analyst role is an important opportunity to support the CTC researchers in analyzing the outcomes of multi-site RCTs to inform publications and future intervention design. This is especially exciting given the growing demand we have today from schools wanting to participate in and understand the effectiveness of these interventions for their students. This individual will be an essential project member who must be able to learn and work independently, yet collaborate effectively with co-workers. A personal passion for learning and a drive to advance equality of opportunity in education is desired. Previous experience working in an academic environment is a plus. Knowledge of social and educational psychology is helpful but not necessary.
This is a one year fixed term position with possibility of renewal upon funding.
To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to assess and
produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts,
graphs and tables) from structured data sources by querying data
repositories and generating the associated information. Distribute
and disseminate reports to applicable agencies, researchers,
management and other internal end-users.
Devise methods for identifying data patterns, trends in available
information sources using a variety of qualitative and quantitative
techniques. Determine and recommend additional data collection
and reporting requirements.
Create non-routine databases and their related information
summary; develop algorithms and statistical model; and perform
statistical analyses appropriate to complex data and reporting
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Basic knowledge and demonstrated experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.
Ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hardcopy or electronic documentation study, to improve or expand databases.
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
Ability to use logic to calculate data; efficiently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question.
Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity.
Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers.
Certificates and Licenses Required:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations. Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the Universitys Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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