Hiring Research Data Analyst for multiple projects

RESEARCH DATA ANALYST (CONTRACT/PART-TIME)

Live & Learn, Inc. is seeking a contract Research Data Analyst to assist on analysis of multiple research datasets. Live & Learn works with public health system stakeholders—practitioners, advocates, governments, and researchers—to conduct applied research and policy projects that have a measurable impact on the mental health of service users, families, and communities. Live & Learn actively seeks high-influence opportunities to redefine the status quo in behavioral health services and policy, and advance social justice.

Current research and data projects include:

Psychiatric Medication Discontinuation/Reduction

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The Research Data Analyst will work remotely, as needed per project, and will be compensated at a negotiated rate per project/analysis. This role is ideal for a graduate student, and potentially includes authorship on academic publications and public reports. There are no benefits for this position.

DUTIES:

  • Work virtually with multidisciplinary social science researchers to conduct quantitative analyses of large datasets to determine participant and program characteristics and outcomes.

  • Review data for outliers and inconsistencies and perform data quality and assurance checks.

  • Create tables, figures, and charts for presentations and publications.

  • Assist on developing instruments and tools for data collection and management.

  • Become familiar with project-specific research content and study aims.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with scientists, activists, and policymakers.

  • Meet deadlines, communicate challenges, attend meetings to collectively advance project objectives.

REQUIRED:

  • BA/BS or master’s degree in public health, public policy, economics, social science or related field, with an emphasis on statistics and demonstrated experience completing quantitative research projects.

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, including knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

  • Ability to write clear and concise technical memos and documents.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience writing basic code, Stata, SPSS, and/or R is preferred.

  • Experience using, building, or maintaining databases of quantitative information.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with government contracting and interdisciplinary health services research.

  • History of a disability and/or personal experience with mental health services is an asset.

  • Commitment to honest, direct communication, problem solving, and public service.

  • Working knowledge of, or commitment to understanding, industry-specific software used by Live & Learn, such as Qualtrics, Endnote, Google Scholar, and Microsoft Office.

TO APPLY: Please send a half-page cover letter, an example of your work (e.g. a report/paper, or data tables with conceptual explanation of your work) and your resume/CV to contact@LiveLearnInc.net with Research Data Analyst in the subject line by Friday October 19, 2018.

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