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Junior Data Analyst (REU)

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline, such as economics, international relations, government, statistics, or public policy; or An equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex datasets, statistical software, and impact evaluation methods
  • Demonstrated skill in utilizing new research tools and/or the ability to learn and employ new tools as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a demanding and complex work environment, to carry out assignments in a timely manner, and to adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, prioritize, and navigate multiple projects while still undertaking day-to-day operations
  • Proven skills in the use of R or Stata
  • Demonstrated ability to clean and analyze data, including building/merging datasets and running regressions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience communicating statistical analysis and results in writing and in presentations for diverse audiences
  • Familiarity with geospatial software and techniques
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages

Application Instructions

For more details and to apply, please visit the position listing at the William & Mary Employment Opportunities portal. There, click Apply for this Job to apply with your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter. This position closes at 11:59pm on May 24, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.