Boston College Introduction
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.Job Description
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $53,950 to $67,450; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
TheResearch Program on Children and Adversity at Boston College School of SocialWork focuses on observational research to understand trajectories of risk andresilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity while also usingthese research outcomes to develop and test evidence-based interventions topromote child health, development and family functioning. The program team,including a network of talented local collaborators, has developed andevaluated several transdiagnostic interventions that are both feasible,effective and able to be integrated into a range of social protection, healthand education programs in low- and middle-income countries. Usingimplementation science methods, the program also tests implementation sciencestrategies for quality improvement and sustainment of integrated evidence-basedinterventions including collaborative team approaches to improve fidelity andquality of the interventions to support early childhood development, violenceprevention, and family strengthening so that they can be effectively andsustainably delivered at scale in low-resource settings. The RPCA manages adiverse global research portfolio; including several active projects, thedetails for which can be found at www.bc.edu/rpca.Requirements
Reportingto the Social Science Data Analysis Manager at the Research Program on Childrenand Adversity (RPCA), the Data Analyst will oversee all aspects of data andinformation management for several global research projects. The Data Analystwill be responsible for developing and maintaining data management systems withadditional support related to data preparation, data cleaning, and assistingwith instrument development under direct supervision as needed. The DataAnalyst will provide technical support on research activities to contribute tothe research initiatives at the RPCA.
TheData Analyst will oversee all aspects of data management and support projectdata streams (process-related, quantitative, qualitative), including but notlimited to the ongoing study investigating the mechanisms of diffusion andspillover effects from a cognitive behavioral therapy-based intervention, theYouth Readiness Intervention (YRI), among youth facing adversity in SierraLeone; a home-visiting implementation science-based family intervention programfocused on early child development and violence prevention in Rwanda; and anintergenerational study of war-affected youth in Sierra Leone. The Data Analystscope of work is dependent on grant funding. The scope of work may change withRPCA project needs.
The incumbent is charged withthe following essential functions:
INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT: Provide cross-team support on information and knowledgemanagement by maintaining the cloud-based storage system organizationalstructure. Support the Associate Director for Research in defining andimplementing data-sharing agreements with internal and external collaborators. Developsand implements procedures for data quality checking and data management plansin coordination with study Principal Investigators Associate Director forResearch, and Social Science Data Analysis Manager.
Ensure all processes for data entry and query resolution followbest practices for the data entry and reporting of study data.
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION AND DISSEMINATION: Closely work with Social Science Data Analysis Manager tosupport RPCA PhD level trainees and study investigators in the development ofcodebooks, data dictionaries, and data management plans, and researchprotocols. Coordinates weekly Data-Team meetings across RPCA team and partners.Support Social Science Data Analysis Manager on the oversight of surveyprogramming for electronic data capture (RedCap, Qualtrics, SurveyCTO) forresearch teams. Performs analytical and technical tasks necessary to executeeach phase of an analysis including reporting of findings in peer-reviewedpublications, dissemination reports, grant applications, and conferencesrelated to the work of the RPCA, as needed and under supervision as necessary. Supportgrant writing and stakeholder engagement as needed. Support student researchassistant work plans.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATION: Closely work with Administrative Manager and SSW TechConsultant to ensure best practices of information technology across RPCA. SupportAdministrative Manager in managing software license acquisition, renewal, andmaintenance. Coordinate with RPCA team to ensure study team maintains access tosoftware required for data entry.
TheRPCA seeks an experienced and highly motivated Data Analyst with relevantexperience. Competitive candidates will have the following qualifications: Mastersin Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Statistics, Public Health, or other relevantfields required.1-3+ years of experience including but not limited to researchconceptualization, data analysis, and data management. Strong analytical andproblem-solving skills. Strong background in research methodologies required. Strongability in use of code-based software. Strong ability in use of advancedstatistical and computational programming. Proficiency in utilizing computerapplications including Microsoft Office, BOX, STATA, R, MAXQDA, RedCap, andother applicable quantitative and qualitative platforms. Knowledge ofprograming using a common language like R. Expert knowledge of qualitative andquantitative research methodologies including mixed-methods.TheRPCA seeks an experienced and highly motivated Data Analyst with relevantexperience. Competitive candidates will have the following qualifications: Mastersin Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Statistics, Public Health, or other relevantfields required.1-3+ years of experience including but not limited to researchconceptualization, data analysis, and data management. Strong analytical andproblem-solving skills. Strong background in research methodologies required. Strongability in use of code-based software. Strong ability in use of advancedstatistical and computational programming. Proficiency in utilizing computerapplications including Microsoft Office, BOX, STATA, R, MAXQDA, RedCap, andother applicable quantitative and qualitative platforms. Knowledge ofprograming using a common language like R. Expert knowledge of qualitative andquantitative research methodologies including mixed-methods.Closing Statement
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
- Tuition remission for Employees
- Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Low-Cost Life Insurance
- Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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