The Office of Institutional Research, part of the Office of the Provost, supports Harvard's senior leadership through the collection, analysis, and reporting of data on issues of institutional importance. We are seeking a research analyst to be a key contributor and collaborate with other team members to help realize the Office's goals of presenting important institutional data to diverse audiences and executing research projects that address strategic questions for the University.
Primary activities will include:
Managing and reporting on data from a wide variety of sources.
Working with personnel across the University to collect and refine data.
Developing visualizations for senior leaders and general audiences.
Automating data and business processes.
Presenting to audiences internal and external to the University.
Producing descriptive and inferential analyses.
We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following attributes:
Self-motivated, with high standards for rigorous and detailed work.
Curious, patient, and with a sense of humor.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
Comfortable working independently and within a team.
Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to work with highly confidential data.
Ability to maintain accurate and detailed documentation.
Timeliness and good judgment in responding to requests.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 2 years of data management/reporting or quantitative research experience in an academic or business setting. Proficiency in Microsoft Office platform.
Advanced degree strongly preferred; the ideal candidate will also display strengths in several of the following areas:
Data management and reporting: Data collection and cleaning; data warehousing; process automation; business intelligence software; SQL and relational database design; Amazon Web Services or similar.
Programming and "Big Data": Experience with scripting languages such as Python or Perl. Interest in large datasets and producing analyses from multiple, unstructured data sources.
Quantitative Analysis: Frame problems analytically; formulate and test hypotheses; explore data rapidly and generate basic insights; ability to compile, analyze and interpret data; use of statistical software such as R. Experience with survey analysis and administration a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. T...he University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.