The Junior Data Analyst in AidData’s Research and Evaluation Unit assists in data gathering, joining and analysis for Geospatial Impact Evaluations and other research projects. The JDA obtains and/or compiles survey, geospatial, satellite, or other data types, and cleans and processes these data prior to analysis. In some cases, the JDA oversees a team of student Research Assistants who geocode the necessary data, including supervising their work and resulting data quality. The JDA 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 located at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a full-time position, and salary is commensurate with experience in the U06 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees).