Research Data Analyst Associate

at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, United States

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LocationEvanston, Illinois

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Department: IPR - Inst for Policy Res
Salary/Grade: EXS/6

Job Summary:
The Center for Neighborhood Engaged Research & Science (CORNERS) at Northwestern University is seeking a Data Analyst (entry-level) to join our growing team. CORNERS conducts rigorous and cutting-edge research into the ways that Neighborhood Science can be used to understand and address gun violence and other pressing social issues. Working closely with our community and civic partners through an engaged research process, we collect and analyze a wide range of data on the complex networks of residents, institutions, and organizations. Learn more about our approach, research projects and findings, and partnerships here:
Utilizes multiple quantitative and qualitative datasets from a variety of sources and interprets results using various techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining.Assists in the design, development and implementation of business solutions partnering with clients to identify analytical requirements.Compiles reports, charts, and tables based on established statistical methods.
The Data Analyst will be a full-time employee of Northwestern University with full benefits. They will work alongside other CORNERS' team members in our shared office space on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University.
Specific Responsibilities:
Strategic Planning
Partners with clients to define requirements based on business objectives.
Develop standardized templates, policies, and procedures for internal and external reporting.
Designs and prepares documentation for qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Completes a variety of statistical analyses using appropriate data and software
Merges data from multiple sources in preparation for analysis.
Interprets results of analyses for use in reports and presentations
Completes data cleaning and organizes data files for analysis.
Reviews data and Identifies quality issues
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Infrastructure (extends across applications)
Code Repositories (Git, Subversion)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
Programming Languages and Frameworks
Other: R
critical thinking
data mining
data modeling
problem solving
Code documentation
collaboration and teamwork
facilitate collaboration
iterative & incremental development
organizational skills
Preferred Qualifications:
Strong quantitative skills (coursework in econometrics and/or statistics) and familiarity of social scientific theories.
Working knowledge of R or Python (please specify level of knowledge in application).
Coursework on quasi-experimental methods for observational data.
Coursework on spatial statistics, network analysis, and/or computational social science.
Major in Sociology, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with broader range of statistical techniques, e.g., structural equation modeling, latent class analysis, etc.
Target hiring range for this position will be between $57,000-$68,000 per year. Offered salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data
At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more! Visit us at to learn more.
Work-Life and Wellness:
Northwestern offers comprehensive programs and services to help you and your family navigate life's challenges and opportunities, and adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
We support flexible work arrangements where possible and programs to help you locate and pay for quality, affordable childcare and senior/adult care. Visit us at to learn more.
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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.         

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Job Posting: 11978199

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024

Updated On: Jul 14, 2024

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