Research Associate

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 07, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Office of Institutional Research at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for the Research Associate (full-time, 12 month) position. This position will provide primary data support for the University’s institutional research efforts by developing and managing large datasets to support analyses and reports conducted by institutional research professional staff. Additional duties include: interprets and writes summaries of results. Responsibilities include developing procedures to clean, recode, and merge multiple longitudinal datasets from internal and external sources and calculate intermediate statistics on results; develops and maintains student retention datasets; creates institutional research data files for use in the Banner Operational Data Store (ODS) and Business Intelligence Software; conducts other data queries as assigned.

Required Education: Master’s degree in social science, science, education, business or related field OR bachelor’s degree with related experience and training equivalent to a master’s degree.

Required Qualifications: Some experience reviewing raw datasets and identifying and rectifying data omissions and errors. Strong technical skills in database and spreadsheet development for data extraction, manipulation and reporting. Intermediate to advanced proficiency in programming in statistical packages such as SAS or SPSS; Intermediate to advanced skills with desktop database, spreadsheet, word-processing and presentation software applications. Demonstrated strong attention to details and ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment and with other offices across the University. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously on projects and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability work as a member of a team to reach common goals.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with reporting data to federal/state and other external agencies. Understanding of relational databases and the use of data warehousing techniques. Some professional experience in database and spreadsheet development for data extraction, manipulation and reporting. Demonstrated experience with data extraction, conversion and manipulation across statistical packages, programming languages, and MS desktop applications; experience in higher education strongly preferred.

Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is September 8, 2020 and will remain open until filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.