Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative

Stanford University

Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative

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This is a one-year fixed term position.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description


We are looking for a Research Analyst to survey Latino business owners and analyze statistical data to better understand Latino business owners nationwide.

The successful candidate should be skilled in data analysis and statistical computing. He/she will be able to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data, including data mining and database management, merge collected data with large data sets (i.e. Census, ASE, SBO), and interpret the results through presentations and reports for academic, business, and government audiences. The Analyst will also be involved in the collection of data on consumers, competitors and the market place, including the design and implementation of surveys and the maintenance of associated databases. He/she will remain fully informed on market trends, other current research, and implement best practices.


  • Assist principal investigators with designing surveys constituting a phase of a research project for which precedents are few; conduct research which may involve coordinating a complex protocol.
  • Independently identify/modify standard procedures based on judgment concerning the general goals of a project; select approaches in developing, testing, and evaluating new methods.
  • Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams (in academia, across different faculties or schools, and in industry, across different functions of the business).
  • Co-author all or sections of a report for publication or professional presentation with the work being reviewed by the principal investigator or faculty.
  • Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
  • Collaborate with the principal investigator to design a research approach of a project and/or integrate results of the entire project.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
  • Train student interns, including instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field and five years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in an applicable social science. PhD preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with human study participants.

    Preferred/Desired Skills:

  • Substantial experience and understanding of at least one statistical computing environment, such as R or STATA.
  • Familiarity with SQL databases, survey tools (Qualtrics), and a programming language.
  • Search engines, web analytics and business research tools acumen.
  • Adequate knowledge of data collection methods (polls, focus groups, surveys, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of data warehousing, modeling and mining.
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Command of written and spoken Spanish

    Certifications and Licenses:



  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.

  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate foot and/or hand controls.

    * - 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 be required (rarely) to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.


  • 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,"\t "_blank"";'>

    Job: Research

    Location: Graduate School of Business
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    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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