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Research Data Analyst/Programmer-School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Research Data Analyst/Programmer
School of Social Work
Children and Family Research Center (CFRC)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Research Data Analyst/Programmer will perform data management and data analysis as part of a team of analysts and researchers conducting empirical research related to child maltreatment and related issues facing vulnerable families.

Duties & Responsibilities

Data Analyses
  • Develop functions, macros, templates and other utilities for creating reusable code for data cleaning and reporting
  • Build programs to create data files/tables from delimited files and other data sources and load them to a relational database.
  • Perform validation of and quality assurance aspects of all programming activities
  • Write detailed data analytic plans to address research questions
  • Develop detailed and well-documented programs to manage, manipulate, and analyze complex data source
  • Create/define new variables from existing data
Reporting and Results and Responding
to Special Request
  • Write programs to generate presentation-quality tables, listings, and data sets
  • Perform analyses defined in the statistical analysis plans as well as ad-hoc analyses as requested
  • Effectively communicate data analytic procedures and results to other researchers, administrators, and agency and community partners
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a scientific discipline required. Minimum of two years of experience writing Python, SQL, SAS, or R code for data analyses /management. Demonstrated skills in the management and resolution of programming bugs and errors.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree or Ph.D. advance knowledge of data management and analyses using SQL, Python, R, or SAS. Knowledge of the child welfare field preferred. Familiarity with Linux systems a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated proficiency in data management and analyses using Python libraries. The use of at least one of the following data analytic tools SAS, SQL, Python, or R. Working knowledge of relational databases. Good oral and written communication skills. Strong analytic and organizational skills. Proficiency in the use of version control tools such as GitLab or GitHub. Ability to work independently and effectively follow through with multiple priorities under deadline pressure. Demonstrate proficiency using various statistical software programs.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the search closes. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by August 26, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact the School of Social Work HR at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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Requisition ID: 1009324

Job Category: Research

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