Research Data Analyst, VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University
Job Number: 82980
Research Data Analyst, VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University
Job Classification Title: Research Data Analyst 1 JCC:4751 Grade: G Exempt, 100%FTE
The VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University generates foundational research to advance women's leadership by diagnosing barriers, developing and evaluating interventions to get beyond barriers, and disseminating research-based solutions by bridging the gap between research and practice. The Research Data Analyst is part of a dynamic and multidisciplinary team focused on conducting basic and applied research to accelerate change and acting as a hub for change across industry, academic, and beyond.
The Research Data Analyst's primary responsibility will be managing and analyzing datasets. The Research Data Analyst will also manage the evaluative approach of the Seeds of Change initiative, including its theory of change, measurement design, data collection and evaluation report writing. The Research Data Analyst also will work the team to apply the findings of the research towards the improvement of interventions, including the Seeds of Change program and curriculum. Additionally, the analyst will manage large scale datasets on organizational career trajectories and organizational interventions including documentation, data merges, intervention data collection approaches, measures, coding, and analyses. The Analyst will act as a consultant on quantitative data across Lab projects as needed. The Research Data Analyst will prepare analyses for publication in peer-reviewed journals and contribute to translation pieces for a public audience across several projects. The Analyst will also represent the VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab by communicating research findings to practitioner and research audiences both internal and external to Stanford.
Our approach is team-based and multidisciplinary. We expect the Research Data Analyst to be an excellent collaborator with an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries, contribute to team efforts and own team outcomes, be reliable and curious to learn, have a positive and inclusive approach to team work, actively mentor colleagues, postdoctoral fellows, and students and help create a thriving lab culture.
This is a two-year fixed term position with the possibility of renewal, based on funding and/or performance.
Your responsibilities include*:
Collect, manage and clean datasets.
Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
Create databases and reports, propose statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements.
Run evaluation of programmatic interventions through quantitative data analyses. Write reports on findings.
Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions.
Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation.
Own all aspects of data documentation.
Collaborate with faculty and research staff on data collection and analysis methods.
Provide documentation based on reporting criteria to investigators and research staff.
Communicate with university, community, and industry representatives on data findings. * - Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position you will bring:
Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering
Superior analytical skills and attention to detail.
Substantial experience with analytical programs.
Strong writing skills.
Ability to prioritize workload.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Master's Degree or Ph.D. in education, sociology, epidemiology, statistics, STEM education or other social science disciplines preferred, or Bachelor's degree with experience. Expertise in program evaluation desired.
Knowledge and applied experience of program evaluation, including the production of formative and summative evaluation reports.
Knowledge and applied experience of quantitative research methodologies and background in statistical analysis, ideally including longitudinal and hierarchical modeling; if prior statistical modeling experience is limited, demonstrated willingness to learn new statistical methods is key.
Proficiency in software for quantitative analysis such as Stata or other packages; experience with computer programming and writing analysis code (e.g. .do files) for large and/or multiple datasets.
Understanding of and experience with study design and the development of research protocols, including the use of different sampling procedures, survey design, and qualitative interview guides.
Superior attention to detail in data analysis and documentation.
Excellent English language skills (oral and written), especially when communicating about data. Proficient in editing. Ability to draft and contribute to manuscripts for peer-review in scientific journals with sharp attention to detail, appearance and accuracy while utilizing good analytical judgment. Experience translating research findings for a public audience preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with research ethics and the development and submission of protocols to Institutional Review Boards.
Superior organizational and project management skills.
Excellent collaboration skills including: interpersonal and problem-solving skills, reliable contribution, and enthusiasm for team work. Ability to efficiently work both independently and collaboratively with high attention to detail and follow-through; ability to prioritize and make decisions in a timely manner under competing priorities and multiple tasks.
Openness to a variety of projects, comfortable working in a dynamic environment, and flexible.
Strong interest in participating in the Lab's mission of advancing women's leadership and creating inclusive organizations.
* 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 Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
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