Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Research Analyst, Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative

Stanford University

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Job Code: 4188

This is a 7-8 month fixed term position

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.

Stanford Graduate School of Business is seeking a Research Analyst for the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI). The Research Analyst will conduct survey research and analyze data from a variety sources to better understand the U.S. Latino business owner ecosystem.

The Research Analyst will perform work to support research or develop public programs and policies requiring a high degree of scientific knowledge. S/he may supervise and train less experienced colleagues and provide consultation.

The Research Analyst will:

  • Assist in designing and analyzing surveys, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high-level assignments, including planning and coordinating research protocols and cleaning raw data.
  • Merge collected data with large data sets (i.e. Census, ASE, SBO).
  • Collect and analyze data on consumers, competitors and the marketplace
  • Use data mining and/or web scraping as necessary to collect information
  • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
  • Solve problems, and make decisions that affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
  • Support in large database development and ongoing database management
  • Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
  • Co-author all or sections of report publications.
  • Conduct professional research presentations.
  • Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
  • Remain well informed on market trends, other current research, and implement best practices.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Assist principal investigators with designing experiments constituting a phase of a research project for which precedents are few; conduct experiments which may involve coordinating a complex experimental 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.
  • Formally supervise and train new staff or students, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.
  • Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:
  • 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.
  • Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and 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.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Command of written and spoken Spanish
  • Familiarity with SQL databases, survey tools (Qualtrics), and a programming language.
  • Substantial experience and understanding of at least one statistical computing environment, such STATA or R.
  • 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.

*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.

Why Stanford is for You

Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:

  • Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
  • A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
  • A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.


    Location: Graduate School of Business, California, United States
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    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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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/26/2018
    Application Due: 2/25/2019
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