Research Professional

Chapel Hill
Feb 01, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Public Policy
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: SW-Research Projects - 382000

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Vacancy ID: NF0002369

Position Summary: The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an individual to serve as a programmer, policy analyst, and data manager. This individual will be involved in projects that assess the impact of income support and employment and training policies at the state and local level. This individual will be responsible for extracting and managing information from computer systems used in the administration of human service programs. The individual will use those data to generate a series of longitudinal files used by other members of the project team. This individual also will generate tables and data cubes used by the Management Assistance website. This individual also will participate in the development, maintenance and analysis of longitudinal databases that track the experiences of families and individuals who receive benefits through the North Carolina Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, Work First, the state's Food and Nutrition Services program, and the Medicaid program. This individual will need to work with various different datasets from different computer systems to create longitudinal files. In addition to carrying out analysis associated with longer-term research and evaluation projects, the person filling this position will conduct rapid-turnaround analyses to respond to state officials' need for information to develop policy.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: Master's degree in social work, computer science, public policy, statistics, data analytics, or in a social science discipline.

Qualification and Experience: The selected candidate for this position will need to have strong technical and interpersonal skills, be able to work independently, and be detailed oriented. Training and experience in conducting policy analysis is highly desirable. The work requires analytic and communication skills necessary to prepare and present findings to a variety of audiences. The person filling this position should have substantial experience in the analysis of longitudinal files using SAS, SPSS, or STATA.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Dean Duncan, PhD, Research Professor

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