Research Data Analyst 3 - Berkeley, CA Req 20190047
Location: UC ANR - Davis
Date Posted: February 6, 2019
Closing Date: February 20, 2019
The University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is a statewide program with local development and delivery. The Division's Nutrition Policy Institute is a research and policy institute that evaluates the impact of programs and policies on nutrition, physical activity, and public health outcomes. The Research Data Analyst 3 works on multiple extramural funded research projects in collaboration with multiple research staff, with supervision from Principal Investigators and input from Senior statisticians as needed.
The Research Data Analyst 3 works on research data analysis and reporting assignments focused on studies of nutrition, physical activity and obesity including organizational, policy and environmental data as well as individual level data. The position requires the ability to work effectively with multiple investigators and manage competing project demands. The Research Data Analyst 3 will be required to apply theory and put it into practice, independently performing data analysis and reporting and providing project management as needed.
The Research Data Analyst 3 plans long-term statistical studies, including the preparation of proposals, design of survey instruments and determining sampling procedures; gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes the collection of information and data, recommends statistical approaches, trends, sources and uses; prepares data for analysis and presentations, and performs statistical programming and analysis for NPI research and evaluation projects. The major responsibilities will be to create plans for statistical studies, including developing sampling and analysis plans, recommending statistical approaches and analysis plans for data once collected, prepare data for analysis (writing/editing programs to verify, recode, format, and create variables), perform statistical analyses (e.g. sample size calculations, logistic regression analyses for cross-sectional and longitudinal data), create tables/reports summarizing analysis results and contribute to writing and reviewing analysis and statistical procedures for manuscripts and reports. Additional responsibilities will include creating, managing and maintaining project databases, documenting and updating programs to ensure data quality, importing and exporting data, documenting program codes and procedures and annotating questionnaires. Duties also involve reviewing the literature and compiling findings on analytical methods used and/or study results, participation in development and implementation of data security policies and procedures, and supervision of data entry and research analysis of students, support staff and/or lower level analysts. Project management is also an important part of this position, including developing workplans and timelines, facilitating meetings/ consultations with other team members and ensuring work is completed in a timely manner.
This is a career, grant funded position and continues as funding is available.
Promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, Accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.
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