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Research Analyst, Data

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COM Academic Affairs

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UAHS - Tucson


1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

Within the Arizona Medical Education Research Initiative (AMERI), the Research Analyst, Data coordinates research activities and assessment tasks as well as collects and analyzes data. This person should be proficient in using spreadsheets and statistical software packages to create meaningful graphs, tables, and comprehensive reports. The analyst should have strong verbal and written communication skills, and work well in teams. The analyst should understand research methodologies particularly related to assessment and evaluation. This person should work well independently to manage data and provide analysis for data-driven decision-making. This position works with a team including graduate and undergraduate students and will be responsible for delegation and oversight of tasks for the team. In addition, the analyst will be responsible for developing and managing a large coordinated longitudinal dataset by combining data from multiple data sources.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the design and implementation of statistical techniques and computer data systems including establishing coding formats for future scientific research data collection.
  • Generates computerized statistical data for analytical purposes using a variety of scientific software packages; interprets data for research projects.
  • Performs statistical analysis (at least several types of regression) using syntax/coding.
  • Completes proficient querying.
  • Work with quantitative and qualitative statistical software packages and relational databases (particularly, Excel, SPSS, STATA, R, SQL, Python, Atlas TI).
  • Analyzes and evaluates quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Uses knowledge of the principles and techniques within educational/medical education research and statistics.
  • Develops reports based on statistical findings and research.
  • Creates visual representations of data based on audience.
  • Prepares and disseminates appropriate information to stakeholders and constituents in support of the institution's goals.
  • Presents and publishes research.
  • Designs and modifies questionnaires or other data collection or sampling instruments or data summarization methods, procedures or reporting formats.
  • Conducts evaluations of programs, projects, and policies to assess effectiveness and recommend refinements.
  • Develops and implements research initiatives to support strategic planning and decision-making processes.
  • Plans and administers data collection; conceptualizes, designs, and conducts analytical studies.
  • Applies knowledge of modern research methods, data collection, management, and analysis methods appropriately.
  • Gathers and analyzes data from various databases and sources; develops and maintains databases.
  • Assists in judging the validity of data obtained from experimental procedures and recommends additional tests and/or modifications.
  • Performs statistical and/or mathematical programming.
  • Evaluates new platforms, techniques and scientific programs.
  • Creates and manages databases for studies including setting up database and associated data entry programs, retrieving data from database for purposes of analyses or data review, transforming data for research/assessment needs.
  • Advanced data management skills (e.g. data extraction, transformation, data integrity, database design and planning (e.g. table structuring, one-to-many relationships), etc.
  • Performs administrative/project management functions.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts library and computer searches for research.
  • Assists in the development of written operating procedures and performs quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Prior experience in institutional research, research, or analyses is highly beneficial. *Advanced statistical methods (e.g. hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation modeling, factor analysis, cluster analysis, survival analysis, propensity score matching, etc.). *Self-motivated, willing, and able to take initiative. *Ability to work both independently and with a team. *High level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism. *Strong communication and computer skills. *Coursework including research methods and statistics (including multiple and logistic regression).



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Planning and Analysis

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Inst Research & Assessment

Job Function:

Planning & Analysis

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Jerie Schulz | [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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