Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Essential Functions: Center for Urban Studies, a research center located within Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, seeks an experienced statistical analyst to serve as a Research Assistant.Responsibilities of Research Associate- Provide statistical expertise in multiple dimensions including: application of statistical technology and methodology to broader practice; assist in the development of innovative protocol designs and statistical analysis plans in real world settings; and provide consulting and statistical direction on priority projects. - Demonstrate proficiency in applying new and varied methods;; and remain current with technical and scientific literature in statistics and other related fields.- Provide sound peer-review of work products from colleagues, including research design, and advise others on technical aspects. - Identify appropriate and innovative statistical methods for data analysis, and be competent in justifying methods selected. - Participate in writing the corresponding sections of protocols, and conducting the actual analysis once a reporting database is created.- Collaborate with others regarding data management, and in the planning and implementation of data quality assurance plans. - Assist in the production of reports or other deliverable documents to fulfill contracts, and prepare presentations for policy-making bodies and professional organizations.- Participate in proposal grant-writing activities, including designing research methods, power analysis, data analysis plan, and drafting substantive elements of proposals (needs, significance, project design and/or evaluation, etc.).- Prepare regular updates to Center Director and Managing Director.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications- A Master's Degree in statistics or in the quantitative aspects of social science research (including political science, public administration, demography, education, geography, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, survey methodology, and urban studies) is required. - Minimum of one year's experience in an academic research environment. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities- Skilled in statistical analyses and a range of advanced quantitative techniques such as: Arima, network analysis, multivariate linear and logistic regresssion, hierarchical linear modeling, structural equation latent variable modeling, time series analysis, Rasch analysis, statistical weighting, non-parametric statistics, reliability, sampling and effect size analysis, missing data analysis, imputation, etc.- Ability to effectively utilize software necessary to convert and process data (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R, Excel, Access, Dbase).- Knowledge of field research and qualitative methods.- Knowledge of survey research, including cross-sectional and longitudinal methods.- Excellent written and oral communication skills.- Flexible and adaptable style; a professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.- Ability to prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines. Strong organizational and time-management skills.- Ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex information effectively in professionally prepared documents or presentations. - Strong problem resolution, organizational, and analytical skills; ability to collaborate effectively.- Strong diplomatic skills to present, answer questions and concerns effectively to groups.Annual competitive salary range is $45,000 to $60,000 based on professional experience. Benefits include health care, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement savings plan, tuition assistance, vacation and illness hours, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and flexible spending accounts.To learn more about the Center for Urban Studies at Wayne State University, visit: http://www.cus.wayne.edu
Internal Number: 76_206305
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.