Essential Functions: WSU School of Social Work is seeking a highly qualified Research Assistant- Data Specialist/Analyst- to support a grant-funded research project. The position will report to the Project Manager and/or the Data Director. This position is part-time and will assist the Project Manager and/or the Data Director in planning and executing data collection and analysis for an evaluation of jail diversion and re-entry programs across the state, as well as provide technical assistance to other interested communities. This individual will act as the lead team member for a specific administrative data set, and will assist other lead members on their assigned administrative data sets. Essential Functions:Assist with outcome data collection, entry, coding, cleaning, and merging of multiple administrative data sets.Conduct data analysis (descriptive, predictive, longitudinal, etc.).Write reports for the funder and prepare manuscripts and presentations for academic dissemination.Be proficient with database management/manipulation, multivariate statistics, and analytic programs including SPSS, Excel, etc.Travel to site visits and other meetings with stakeholders in various locations across the state. Regularly attend team meetings and planning sessions and work collaboratively with data and project team members on campus.SQL and/or R knowledge preferred.
Qualifications: Candidate must have an advanced degree ? preferably PhD or PhD candidate ? with prior experience working with administrative data. Advanced skills in database management (i.e., SPSS,Excel) as well as advanced analytic approaches (i.e.,multivariate statistics) is required. SQL and/or R knowledge will be given priority.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:The successful applicant will be a self-starter and has excellent communication (written and oral) skills. Content knowledge of, and research experience in, behavioral health and criminal/juvenile justice is required. Previous experience in writing peer-reviewed publications using advanced statistics is also desirable.
Internal Number: 76_207650
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.