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Job Title: Sr Research Associate I
Location: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

The mission of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) is
to conduct and disseminate policy-relevant research on health and
development of children and their families. We seek a socially minded,
highly motivated data expert with full-time work experience in preparing,
analyzing and visualizing scientific data to join our data and analysis
team. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of
scholars to develop new technologies for monitoring childhood opportunities
across U.S. neighborhoods and conduct research on the impact of
neighborhood conditions on childhood health and development. The initial
appointment will be as Research Associate or Senior Research Associate,
depending on qualifications and experience.

Examples of Key Responsibilities

Build a detailed understanding of relevant datasets and develop new
technologies to monitor change in childhood opportunities across US
Contribute analyses to existing or initiate new research project on causes
and consequences of inequities in childhood opportunities.
Communicate results through manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, online
reports, blog posts and web-based data visualizations.
Contribute to maintaining project database and website.

Required Qualifications

Quantitative (math, statistics, computer science, engineering, etc.)
background or social science background with quantitative orientation
(sociology, economics, public health, etc.). PhD or MA/MS with 1+ years of
relevant full-time work experience. Exceptionally qualified candidates with
a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3+ years of full-time work experience in a
data management and analysis role that closely fits the position
Expert knowledge in two of the following: Stata, R, Python.
Proficiency in several of the following: regression models for binary,
survival, longitudinal and multilevel data, quasi-experimental research
designs and estimators (differences-in-differences, instrumental variables,
etc.), data mining or machine learning algorithms.
Demonstrated ability to complete data-intensive analysis projects involving
complex data preparation, analysis and visualization tasks with limited
supervision in a timely manner.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

Desired Skills/Experience

Experience with some of the following databases: tabular or individual
Census Bureau data, e.g. American Community Survey; Current Population
Survey; complex administrative datasets or longitudinal/panel datasets.
Proficiency in research on racial/ethnic inequities in child health and
development and related policy issues.
Creative use of static and interactive data visualization with, e.g.,
ggplot2 or d3.
Proficiency in any of the following: GIS concepts and software, SQL, PHP,
JavaScript, Vega, Julia, Drupal or other common CMS.

How to Apply
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at
http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option
for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID
column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and
then Apply Now.

Closing Statement
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and
encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans
to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against
any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin,
disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected

Clemens Noelke
Research Scientist
Institute for Child, Youth & Family Policy
Heller School for Social Policy & Management
Brandeis University | 415 South Street, MS 035 | Waltham, MA 02453

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