The Global Research Institute (GRI) at William & Mary invites applications for a Junior Data Analyst to support AidData’s Research and Evaluation Unit (REU).
The Junior Data Analyst (JDA) assists in data gathering, joining and analysis for Geospatial Impact Evaluations and other research projects. Main responsibilities include:
- Obtain and/or compiles survey, geospatial, satellite, or other datatypes, and cleans and processes these data prior to analysis
- Oversee a team of student Research Assistants who geocode the necessary data, including supervising their work and resulting data quality
- Consults with Principal Investigators or other senior staff on the empirical designs and analytical methods for causal identification, implementing these with some support and oversight.
Where these methods involve big data, the JDA may need to perform this analysis on the high-performance computing cluster (HPC) at W&M. The JDA may also conduct qualitative or contextual research to interpret data or findings and place them in context. The JDA plays a supporting role in preparing reports and papers for publication, and in some cases may be a named author on publications.
This position is full-time and is located at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This position is hybrid, working remotely at least one day per week but not full-time. The position is restricted in nature and continued employment is contingent upon funding availability. Salary is commensurate with experience between $40,000 - $45,250.