(One-year fixed term with the possibility of an extension) The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Senior Quantitative Analyst. The position is for a one-year fixed term (with the possibility of extension).
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economyboth domestic and foreignas well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
Conduct large-scale rigorous analysis of scientific data about timely questions about US K-12 public education and efforts to improve it. Plan, develop, and implement the creation and advancement of web-based databases used to solve formal and practical problems arising from the management and analysis of scientific data.
Define novel computational approaches and analytical tools as required by research goals.
Propose new hypotheses and design experiments to test the hypotheses; develop new data models.
Compile and create educated summaries of the literature, discovering new facts by analyzing the collected data.
Participate in presentations and demonstrations of research at conferences or other institutions.
Create a variety of reports and user demonstration; collaborate with the users in the discovery of new knowledge.
Collect and analyze information from peer-reviewed scientific journals and through direct submissions; abstract data into the required format, and verify them for accuracy.
Constructively supervise or guide staff, as needed; schedule and assign workload; set appropriate deadlines; review work for quality, timeliness and accuracy.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
Execute research projects using best in class analytic methods under budget and time constraints.
Prepare technical and non-technical reports to present analysis and findings to a range of stakeholders; manage interactions with policy makers, legislators, funders, and the media to explain the work.
Analyze complex research data using statistical analytic program, STATA.
* Other duties may also be assigned.
Education and Experience:
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Public Policy or Education Doctorate in scientific field and three years of relevant experience or combination of relevant experience. Relevant experience may include quantitative policy research, evaluation experience and experience with the statistical analytic program, STATA.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong analytical skills.
Demonstrated experience with data development, data integration, and statistics.
Strong written and oral English communication skills.
Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to understand scientific literature, experimental procedures and their limitations, and current needs of the research community.
STRONGLY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated mastery of statistical analytic program, STATA.
Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs.
Up to 25% travel within the United States may be required.
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 University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University 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.
Location: Hoover Institution, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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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