The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Social Science/Humanities Research Associate III - STEM Data Analyst

Hiring department Tides
Monthly salary $3,916+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-09-01-4007
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 08/31/2020
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis for any employer. Position is for a three-year period, with possibility of extension based upon performance and funding.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Support research efforts on student programs and education with the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES) and the College of Natural Sciences (CNS).

Essential Functions

Support CNS undergraduate education in designing and implementing appropriate research methods for collecting and analyzing data to measure the effectiveness of academic initiatives. Work with college leadership to design research questions surrounding the impact of the educational programs and student level data. Statistically analyze data and trends in enrollment and student academic performance using descriptive and inferential statistics. Conduct secondary research and produce reports of findings. Assist with the design and coordination of internal and grant-funded research studies. Manage and evaluate large databases on teaching and student performance data. Perform detailed data-related activities (running database queries, data cleaning, data validation, data coding, etc.). Co-author research evaluation plans as part of grant proposals.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's degree with major coursework in quantitative data analysis techniques and research design in the natural or social sciences or education; two years of experience designing quantitative research projects in an educational setting; experience merging, managing, and analyzing large data sets using statistical programming packages to derive inferential statistics; excellent organizational and time management skills; proven written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration, engender support, and generate buy-in from a variety of stakeholders. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in quantitative methods; experience writing grants for external funding; knowledge of natural sciences course work; familiarity with emerging issues in education research; familiarity with emerging issues in undergraduate science and math education; teaching or training technical information to non-technical audiences.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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