Job: Research Location: Dean of Research Schedule: Full-time Grade: G Job Code: 4751
Research Data Analyst
The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development is a new Stanford University research center working to improve the lives of the world's poor. Operating under the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the Center catalyzes Stanford's distinctive strengths in global poverty and development research to turn path-breaking research into real world results. To this end, the Center 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. The Center also sponsors a number of events, including faculty workshops, high-level policy conferences, and visiting scholar programs. The Center disseminates findings through working papers, policy notes, and online material. JOB PURPOSE: Manage and analyze large amounts of information, typically technical, quantitative or scientific in nature, under the direction of project researchers, investigators, or managers. The Center has launched a new effort - the Economic History Lab - to explore how the study of past economies can help academics and policymakers craft solutions with impact on economic development and poverty. We seek economists with a strong quantitative and empirical background to contribute to this new initiative. The successful candidate(s) will help with assembling and harmonizing datasets, as well with performing econometric analysis and conducting deep historical research. This is a ONE-YEAR, fixed term position renewable contingent on funding and programmatic need. CORE DUTIES*:
Collect, manage and clean datasets.
Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
Create databases and reports, develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements.
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.
Conduct deep literature reviews, and search for and evaluate archival sources on historical phenomena.
* Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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.
Familiarity with python, R and STATA.
Experience building data platforms, writing code and working with large datasets.
Ability to work independently as well as comfortably and effectively within an inter-disciplinary research environment including highly organized and creative skills.
A bachelor's degree in mathematics, quantitative economics or political science, operations research, or other discipline that provides necessary technical background
Advanced degree preferred.
Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
Occasionally use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand.
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.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. A BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED OF ALL FINAL CANDIDATES.FOR CONSIDERATION PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME AND COVER LETTER. 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.
*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 the job.
Location: Dean of Research, 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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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.