SCID is a center under the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) that supports research on international economic development and public policy. SCIDs objectives are to promote faculty and student research on contemporary challenges in international development, and foster exchange between Stanford scholars and foreign academics and policymakers. To this end, SCID supports research initiatives that unite Stanford faculty working on different areas of international economic development, including big data for development, governance and service delivery in Africa, health policy in China, and global productivity and economic growth. SCID also sponsors a number of events, including faculty workshops, high-level policy conferences, and visiting scholar programs. SCID disseminates findings through working papers, policy notes, and online material.
Manage and analyze large amounts of information, typically quantitative in nature, under the direction of project researchers, investigators, or managers.
We seek research data analysts to contribute to a new initiative at Stanford using data science to address questions in economic development. The successful candidate(s) will help with identifying, assembling, and geo-coding existing datasets on relevant variables such as poverty, migration, rural infrastructure, and humanitarian needs. S/he will also participate in establishing relationships with private and public providers of potentially useful predictor datasets, such as social media or call data records. The position may involve extended travel for part of the year for data identification.
Familiarity with R or STATA is required. The position will require a very organized and creative person who is capable of writing efficient code and working with large datasets. Must have the ability to work comfortably and effectively within an inter-disciplinary research environment. A bachelors degree in mathematics, quantitative economics or political science, operations research, or other discipline that provides necessary technical background or combination of education and experience required.
This is a ONE-YEAR, fixed term position renewable contingent on funding and programmatic need. A background check will be required for all finalists.
Collect, manage and clean datasets.
Create databases and reports, and employ existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions.
Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation.
Analyze data processes in documentation.
Collaborate with faculty and research staff on data collection and analysis methods.
Provide documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff.
Communicate with government officials, grant agencies and industry representatives.
* Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs.
Strong writing and analytical skills.
Ability to prioritize workload.
Certifications and Licenses:
Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
Occasionally use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand.
* 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.
Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.
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.
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