Job DescriptionThe University of Maryland, Baltimore’s School of Social Work has an opening for a contractual Senior Research Analyst.
The person is this position will have strong quantitative expertise and interest in applied developmental research in low-income communities. The Senior Research Analyst will compile and interpret research data; establish and maintain databases, develop quality assurance; and provide final interpretations to others. The initial full-time appointment will be for one year starting on August 1, 2021, with the possibility of a renewal depending on available funding. Under the mentorship of Dr. Brenda Jones Harden, the duties for the position include contributing to evaluations of two high-quality early care and education programs and a longitudinal study on early adversity.
This Exempt, Contractual
position offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB. The University of Maryland, Baltimore was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine. (Feb 2021) In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources. Essential Functions
- Responsible for conducting advanced analysis and support for research programs in order to promote a culture of assessment and evidence based decision making.
- Independently conduct research assignments that include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements and difficult coordination requirements. The Senior Research Analyst is recognized as a subject matter expert and completes the highly complex work critical to the department. Assignments and projects are broad in nature requiring originality and ingenuity.
- Coordinating data collection in early care and education centers and in families’ homes.
- Managing data (data merging, organization, IRB submissions, survey development).
- Analyzing data (descriptive, regression, multivariate analyses).
- Writing reports for practitioners and teachers with appropriate data visuals.
- Presenting to practitioner staff and community partners about research findings.
- Conducting classroom and home observations.
- Supervising and mentoring of other research staff.
- Preparing publications and conference presentations (collaboratively and as lead author).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Management, Social Science, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Science or Services or in a field of study related to the research. Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, Human Development, Social Work, or a closely related discipline is preferred. Experience:
Two (2) years related experience in a research environment required. Experience in SAS, STATA, SPSS, and/or Excel preferred. Other:
May consider a combination of directly related experience and education. Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities
The Hiring Range for this position is in the low to mid $50,000s, commensurate with education and experience.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute to a collaborative team environment
- Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with teachers and other practitioners
- Expertise in quantitative methodology
- Experience in both large-scale datasets and small-scale original studies
- Beginning track record of publication
- Excellent academic writing skills
- A passion for communicating research for non-research audiences
- Experience conducting program evaluations and/or research in low-income communities is preferred.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]
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Reg or CII Exempt StaffShift:
School of Social Work - General InstructionJob Posting:
Jul 13, 2021Unposting Date:
Jul 20, 2021, 11:59:00 PM