Senior Research and Data Analyst

Posted on10/19/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Vice President for Research
Reports in officeVice President for Research and Innovation
Application due date11/6/2017
Job start date11/21/2017
InstitutionUniversity of Oregon
Institution descriptionThe University of Oregon is one of only two AAU (Association of American Universities) research institutions in the Pacific Northwest, and the only one in Oregon, we’re deeply committed to both pure and applied research. It’s what we do. We collaborate, break down barriers, and find better ways. For the health and welfare of those in our local communities, in Oregon, the nation, and the world.

Department Summary
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration.

The office supports interdisciplinary research centers and essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society’s grand challenges.
Job dutiesPosition Summary
The Senior Research and Data Analyst (SRDA) is an integral member of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. Under the direction of Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, the SRDA conducts research and statistical analyses to identify and understand trends in research funding, research productivity, and economic impact at the campus and national levels. The SRDA works collaboratively with offices in the division and across the university. The SRDA conducts data analysis related to research, sponsored projects, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as develops and implements systems to efficiently track sponsored project data and the performance of our research administration and compliance units.

The SRDA is will also proactively develop proposals for research and analyses that will help answer critical questions facing UO in the area of sponsored projects, research administration, innovation, economic development, and research excellence. The SRDA is responsible for identifying appropriate methodologies, procedures, timelines, and other campus partners necessary to complete projects in an accurate and timely way. The position may conduct research, prepares reports, and presents findings not only for the purposes of OVPRI but also in response to the needs of other UO offices as well as external constituencies.
QualificationsMinimum Requirements
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field such as statistics, public administration, public policy, or educational research.
• Three years of experience in research design and statistical analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct independent data analysis.
• Demonstrated project management skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with statistical packages such as SAS, R, or SPSS.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to use and understand data from a variety of sources with an emphasis on data accuracy and integrity.
• Ability to quickly learn new data-sets and data management systems.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Familiarity with and ability to use the latest data visualization technologies and preparation of presentations for diverse audiences.
• Exceptional organizational and time management skills and the ability to balance competing priorities from multiple requesters.
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide variety of university constituencies.
• Ability to work with sensitive information, often of a confidential nature.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis of performance management, development of new tracking and reporting systems, and/or research design to support public administration in higher education.
• Experience preparing reports or other briefing materials for high-level decision makers
• Detailed knowledge of higher education practices, including methodologies for tracking performance in sponsored research and research administration.
• Detailed knowledge of state and/or national research data-sets and platforms such as Academic Analytics, NSF HERD survey, IRIS, federal research funding agency databases, etc.
• Working knowledge of Banner.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary: $55,000 - $70,000 per year

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off.
Application procedureSpecial Instructions to Applicants
Complete online applications will include:

1. Current resume.
2. Cover letter of interest describing skills, knowledge, and abilities with special attention to providing information of how skills and experience meet the minimum requirements.
3. Three professional references.