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Apply Online by 01/18/19: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500514/research-assistant-iii
The lead statistician is an integral member of the System exChange Research and Evaluation Team led by Dr. Foster-Fishman. This team works on understanding and promoting community systems change.
The statistician hired for this position will have primary responsibility for planning and conducting the quantitative data analysis for a variety of evaluation and research projects, including: translating research questions into appropriate statistical analyses; creating data analysis plans; managing and integrating datasets; analyzing complex data through descriptive and inferential statistical analyses; and supporting project teams across a variety of analytic support needs. The statistician works closely with other team leads to write and create reports that are high-quality and user-friendly for our partner communities.
Central to community systems change is continuous and adaptive learning. Evaluation/learning activities are real-time and are used to inform current and future strategies which makes the System exChange a dynamic, responsive workplace.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through completion of one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a Master's in a social sciences area or evaluation/statistics field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in quantitative research and statistical analysis; research methodologies, writing reports, data interpretation and handling; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2-3 years of community-based research experience, including evaluation design.
Background in evaluation theory and practice.
Experience in HLM or SEM data analysis.
Experience in quantitative and qualitative research.
Extensive computer skills including but not limited to: Word, Excel, SPSS, PowerPoint
Required Application Materials
3 Professional References with Contact Information
Description of End Date
This is an off dated position funded for one year from the date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.