Research Analyst (Blacksburg)

Compensation

: $75,680.00 - $130,710.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Scientific Research








Position Summary Information Basic Function

This is a research position in the Office of Institutional Research. The position is responsible for carrying out diverse research projects using student and college data, utilizing a variety of analytical and evaluative procedures and with minimal supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

The job involves qualitative and quantitative analyses of data, examination of related and unrelated situations, drawing conclusions, devising solutions and alternatives and making recommendations in a timely manner to support institutional planning, policy formulation and decision making. The position engages in examination of internal and external data sources to study performance indicators and student outcomes data, and writes reports (with graphs/tables or other visuals) to present and communicate the data in an effective and informative manner. Using data, the position advises, supports, makes recommendations and acts as a consultant to college administration, committees and other constituencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in computer science, information systems, business or related field or equivalent combination of education and applicable experience and/or training. Expert SAS programming experience. Experience in a research setting. Experience working with surveys and survey data. Ability to work under deadlines. Proficiency with MS Office Suite applications (esp. Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in computer science, information systems, business or related field or equivalent combination of education and applicable experience and/or training; Some experience with SAS for extracting and manipulating data from relational databases and statistical analyses is a plus; Experience within a research setting in Higher Education is desired.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge and application of research techniques, methodology, statistical analysis and interpretation; considerable skill in PC applications as a resource tool; demonstrated ability to lead and conduct research projects and apply analytical and evaluative techniques, formulate conclusions and recommendations; excellent analytical, writing and communication skills are required. Also, the candidate will have extensive knowledge of data sources and appropriateness and ability to manage various research functions, prioritize and delegate tasks, and ensure the quality of work produced. Knowledge of research methods and statistics; superior analytical and organizational skills; exemplary oral and written communication skills; Experience in organizing and leading research projects. Working knowledge of research techniques and methodology; experience conducting literature review; compiling and organizing data collected from various sources; performing qualitative analysis; interpreting and summarizing data; developing research reports to translate data into easily understandable format using visual tools and narrative; demonstrated ability to lead and conduct research projects and apply analytical and evaluative techniques, formulate conclusions and recommendations to support policy decision making; excellent analytical, writing and communication skills; ability to manage various research functions, prioritize and delegate tasks, and ensure quality of the work produced.

Operation of a State Vehicle No Posting Detail Information Open Date 06/21/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Background Check Statement

The selected candidates offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealths
Statement of Economic Interest.

Additional Information

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a Bachelors degree in computer science, information systems, business or related field or equivalent combination of education and applicable experience and/or training? Yes No
  • * Do you have experience in a research setting? Yes No
  • * Describe your hands on experience with SAS programming.

    (Open Ended Question)

  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Optional Documents
    Associated topics: classroom dynamics, curriculum, education, educational, educational research, gs 1701 13, learning, librarian, student, teacher training * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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