Research Data Analyst 1

Location
Stanford
Posted
Mar 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Research Data Analyst 1

Stanford University

Job Number:
78161

The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is working toward a future in which societies meet people's needs for water, food, health and other vital services while protecting and nurturing the planet. As the university's hub of interdisciplinary environment and sustainability research, the Stanford Woods Institute is the go-to place for Stanford faculty, researchers and students to collaborate on environmental research. Their interdisciplinary work crosses sectors and disciplines, advancing solutions to the most critical, complex environmental and sustainability challenges.

We are seeking a research professional able to learn new skills on an ongoing basis who is comfortable with the idea of continuously reshaping his/her skill set. The successful candidate should have excellent critical thinking skills; experience with data analysis, statistical methods and related software; expertise in literature research and the ability to work with a wide range of people. Experience with platforms for data processing and statistical computing, as well as graphics preparation, is a strong plus (e.g., Excel, R, GIS, Adobe Illustrator). Personal interest in developing research skills related to the science of climate change risks and responses is a definite asset. Projects will address topics such as climate change and the risk of violent conflict, strategic relocation, and the social cost of carbon.

JOB PURPOSE:
Manage and analyze large amounts of information, typically technical or scientific in nature, under the direction of project researchers, investigators, or managers.

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.
  • Communicate with government officials, grant agencies and industry representatives.
* - Other duties may also be assigned such as administrative keyboarding support for web-based searches and platforms, file preparations, and travel planning. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economic, finance, statistics or engineering.
Preferred Education:
  • An undergraduate degree in a climate change related discipline
  • A Master's degree
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.
Certifications and Licenses:
None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • 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 the job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • 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 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.

To be considered, interested candidates shall include a cover letter and resume.

Job: Information Analytics

Location: Dean of Research
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

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

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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