Research Analyst, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Location: Houston, TX, United States,
Internal Number: 1522
The Kinder Institute for Urban Research aims to improve lives through data, research, engagement, and action. The institute's interdisciplinary team specializes in research that leads to action through partnerships with local agencies, intersecting areas such as economic mobility, education, community health, housing, and transportation. KIUR uses a research-practice partnership (RPP) model - a jointly developed research agenda that involves both researchers and local partner agencies working together on critical issues.
The Kinder Institute for Urban Research is seeking multiple full-time research analysts to aid in conducting various research projects in partnership with community organizations in the areas of economic mobility, education, community health, housing, and/or transportation. The research analyst will assist with the development of research questions, data collection as needed, data analysis, and writing and presenting of research findings. They may supervise and guide student research assistants when needed. The research analyst is expected to attend weekly staff and research team meetings.
Ideal candidates work well in a team environment, actively collaborate, and are able to motivate others. S/he has superior scientific and numerical skills with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.
Assist with interpreting related research projects; develops research questions, collects, and analyzes data, and communicates findings
Schedules and administers surveys to research participants
Maintains and implements quality control standards for varying research projects
Facilitates planning, scheduling, execution, and completion of school district research projects
Runs regression models using standard statistical methods and techniques
Verifies the accuracy of data analysis using scientific and numerical skills
Interprets and communicates research findings for various publications including research briefs, journals, and manuscripts, and data visualization graphics
Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in sociology, economics, other social science, public health or related field and completion of a University-level course, thesis, dissertation, graduate-level research project
Master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in sociology, economics, other social science, public health or related field and one year of experience in the following:
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