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Junior Data Analyst

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).

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as economics, international relations, government, statistics, or public policy; or commensurate professional experience
  • Analytical skills, a detail oriented nature and demonstrated experience working with complex datasets, statistical software, and impact evaluation methods
  • 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
  • Basic knowledge of R or Stata
  • Ability to clean and analyze data, including building/merging datasets and running regressions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience communicating statistical analysis and results in writing
  • 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 June 16th, 2021.

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.