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Junior Data Analyst

AidData Junior Data Analyst (JDA) positions are designed for college graduates who would like to deepen and broaden their analytical skills for policy research; receive on-the-job training and mentoring from a group of professors and researchers; and prepare for future professions in academia, government, and/or the private sector.

Under broad supervision of the Senior Research Analyst, the JDA provides analytical support on a variety of projects undertaken by the Policy Analysis Unit. Typical tasks include conducting desk research, literature reviews, data mining/cleaning, analysis and visualization, process documentation and contributing to policy briefs, blogs, reports and other dissemination materials. Each JDA divides his or her time between specialized research, data, and initiatives. Specialized duties are assigned based on the skills, interests, and experiences of the incumbent.

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 U5 range (see Salary Structure for University Employees).

Required Qualifications

  • An undergraduate degree in economics, political science, public policy, statistics, computer science, data science or a related field
  • Strong inclination towards international development and familiarity with contemporary development challenges and actors
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated experience working with complex datasets and statistical software, with the ability to clean and analyze data, including building/merging datasets and running regressions
  • Ability and eagerness to learn and employ new tools as needed
  • 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
  • Ability to multi-task by working on projects while still undertaking day-to-day operations
  • Proficiency in R or Stata
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience communicating statistical analysis and results in writing
  • Familiarity with geospatial software like ArcGIS/QGIS
  • Familiarity with qualitative research software like NVIVO
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages like Python

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 January 15th, 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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