Senior Research Analyst

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Job Title: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36107
Job Description

The Institute of Public Policy is looking for a Senior Research Analyst to cover the areas given below:

Organizational Support

    Monitor and identify grants and contracts of relevance to the Institute.Assist with developing/writing grant proposals and contracts.Support faculty search for grant opportunities, collaborate with faculty to write proposals, design the research strategy, and implement funded research.Represent the Institute at public and professional meetings.Participate in continuing Institute planning, management and evaluation activities, and contribute to enhancing the Institute’s team performance and impact.Assist with training new Analysts
Project Management

    Be familiar with full range of active IPP grants and contractsServe as the Principal Investigator, project manager, or other role on grants obtained by IPP and faculty associated with IPP.Provide guidance and direct supervision to IPP analysts for working with GRAs.Provide indirect supervision of IPP grant-funded and public service projects as assigned.Provide project management including supervision of other team members for the Institute’s research agenda, contracts and grants.
Research Activities Support

    Work with IPP staff and funders to refine and implement grant-funded research.Develop research designs and implement specific research approaches for IPP projects.Provide supervision for collecting, managing and analyzing primary and secondary datasets.Conduct multivariate quantitative analyses using statistical software applications, and/or supervise such analyses as appropriate for inclusion in research manuscripts.Conduct and/or supervise the conduct of qualitative analyses, including focus groups, interviews and literature reviews.Design evaluation and implementation plans for grant-funded evaluation research including but not limited to surveys, evaluation forms, and interview protocols.Pursue research training and professional development opportunities to enhance individual and team performance.
Scholarship and Engagement

    Author or co-author fact sheets, issue briefs, data digests, and other materials as assigned.Edit reports for distribution and web publication.Assist with all aspects of preparing research articles for publication review (literature reviews, data tables and figures, formatting reference lists, etc).

Minimum Qualification

    Master’s or PhD in public affairs, economics, sociology, political science, public health or related field3 years prior experience in state or local government, policy analysis, or research project management
Candidates will be evaluated on:

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Strong analytic skills.Adept with Microsoft Office, multivariate statistical analyses, and data presentation.Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to lead teams and to work independently and creativelyStaff supervisory experienceUnivariate and bivariate quantitative and qualitative research experience
Application Materials

Attach a cover letter and CV to the application

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time