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Research Data Analyst

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About the College of Research

The Strategic Programs & Initiatives (SP&I) department in the University of Cincinnati Office of Research provides the critical infrastructure that UC faculty and students require to take their ideas to the next level; collaborate freely across colleges and disciplines; fuse fruitful research partnerships with clinical, government, community, and corporate partners; and be more competitive for high value awards and fellowships recognized as particularly prestigious by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Top American Research Universities (TARU), and the Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP). SP&I advances scientific exploration, creative expression, and the production of new knowledge.

Job Overview

A Research Data Analyst is a professional who uses information combined with mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations solve problems and make better decisions. In this instance, the application area is in Research Advancement. This position will be responsible for analyzing research opportunities in support of research leadership making data-driven strategic decisions.

Essential Functions
  • Enhance Information Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization
  • Design, develop and/or maintain a research-focused information database, including integrating data from existing University and departmental data systems.
  • Perform statistical and/or mathematical programming.
  • Assist with various tasks associated with assessment studies, analysis, and evaluation of academic and non-academic topics.
  • Conduct survey research analysis, including administration and logistics, compilation of data results, and presentation and visualization of results.
  • Assist in peer institution analysis and benchmarking activities through querying state and national databases.
  • May provide low-level departmental IT support and serve as a liaison to other units/offices.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative field such as Engineering, Statistics, Math, Computer Science or related field.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience in managing large data sets, analyzing statistical techniques and software, and reporting data in a meaningful format.

Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Advanced database & software application literacy
  • Qualitative & quantitative skills
  • Systems & scripting literacy
  • Algorithm literacy
  • Git & GitHub literacy
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Application Process Information

    A resume and cover letter are required as part of the application process. Attach these documents before submitting your application.

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

    To learn more about why UC is a great place to work, please visit our careers page at

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 96360


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