The WSRI Institutional Researcher Analyst has the ability to characterize any and all domestic, and some international, institutions with respect to R&D funding (both grants and contracts), funding sponsors, commercialization activity, patent activity, demography, student body citizenship, university spin-out companies, core research competencies, etc., as part of the Air Force Academic Partnership & Engagement Experiment Program (APEX). APEX works to accelerate innovation from academia to the Air Force by identifying the best institutions and investigators for Air Force research challenges. APEX’s research intelligence needs are meaningful and different from many similar research intelligence positions.
The Institutional Research Analysts will work with a talented group of data scientists and analysts to acquire and analyze relevant data sources to provide USAF with critical insights into academic research institutions, as well as recommendations and leads for R&D program development.
In this position the Institutional Research Analyst must promote transparency at all times, always act ethically, promote and ensure compliance. WSRI is committed to collaboration across WSU, cultivation of our people as our greatest asset, and creation of an environment that supports innovation and inclusive behaviors.
• Extract and compile data, and then assemble and package to answer customer questions.
• Provide assistance with the coordination of data collection and reporting.
• Work with the Analytics Team to develop techniques to extract knowledge and meaning from large and complex data to answer customer questions.
• Contribute to the development, design, and implementation of the analytics capability development objectives.
• Collaborate with existing and future WSRI research activities
• Bachelor’s degree
• Five (5) years’ of experience in an institutional research, research intelligence, or equivalent office/department at a US university.
• Excellent data-driven research skills, written communication skills, and data visualization skills.
• Excellent organizational skills, including but not limited to: high standards for detailed work, and the ability to manage multiple activities and projects.
• The ability to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance.
• US citizenship
• Intimate familiarity with NSF NCSES data, Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education data, AUTM data, and other relevant data sources.
• Experience with Elsevier SciVal, or equivalent research competency tools.
• Experience with data visualization software.
• Familiarity with Department of Defense R&D enterprise a plus.
• Statistical, programming, and visualization skills will set an applicant apart.
As a non-profit research institute, Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) delivers high impact solutions for government, industry and human performance sponsors through research education and training. Our highly specialized and interdisciplinary research team allows us to bring the right mix of talent, experience and creativity to every project and do so at the speed of business.
WSRI has brought together the best experts in human performance research and related business disciplines, and we are strategically positioned to be at the forefront of the trends and emerging interests of the federal laboratories and other government agencies so we can be ready to best address those needs.
As a part of Wright State University (WSU), WSRI is able to combine the best of both applied and basic research to solve the innovation equation on behalf of clients. Our customers and partners not only have access to a leading research and development organization, but also to the vast intellectual resources of one of America’s most innovative research universities.
This combination of researchers provides unsurpassed expertise, technical solutions, and new levels of capability for our armed forces, our federal and state sponsors, our industry partners, and those with whom we collaborate worldwide.