Research Designer and Analyst

Posted on5/14/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector
Reports in officeInstitutional Research and Analysis
Application due dateMay 25
Job start dateJuly 1 or soon after
CityPittsburgh
State/ProvincePennsylvania
InstitutionCarnegie Mellon University
Institution descriptionThe Office of Institutional Research and Analysis significantly impacts work across all areas of Carnegie Mellon University by collecting, organizing, and analyzing information that allow staff and faculty to better understand the CMU community and the environment in which they work. We are searching for a Research Designer and Analyst to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will promote the partnership model of the office by guiding clients on appropriate aspects of assessment, conducting studies and providing educational workshops.
Job dutiesYour responsibilities will include:

Designing research protocols and analysis plans,
Creating and testing survey instruments,
Conducting focus groups,
Analyzing data and interpreting results,
Creating written reports and verbal presentations, and
Assisting in the organization and analysis of university-wide datasets.

You should demonstrate:

Strong analytical skills,
Formal presentation skills,
Ability to communicate results in a clear and concise manner,
Close attention to detail, and
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. You should share our values and work to support the mission of the university through your work.
QualificationsMaster’s degree with an emphasis on research methods or quantitative analysis.
Doctoral degree with emphasis on research methods or quantitative analysis desired.
Three years of experience working with complex datasets, designing small research projects, building and testing original survey instruments, analyzing data, and interpreting results required; five years preferred.
Proven working knowledge of Base SAS or related software, including the ability to understand and develop code, conduct statistical analyses (basic and complex), and generate summary reports.
Knowledge of best practices in survey methodology.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.

Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website and search for Job Posting #2008730.