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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 787851
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 12
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Education Policy Center 10014017
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

Michigan State University seeks a data analyst for the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC). EPIC is a policy research center located within the College of Education. EPIC partners with state and school district leaders to produce rigorous and objective multi-method research with consequence that strengthens evidence-based decision-making for practice and policy in Michigan, with implications for historically disadvantaged students throughout the country. The data analyst will be a critical member of the team, working with faculty, staff researchers, and doctoral students across EPIC projects. The data analyst will have responsibility for managing, processing and analyzing the large-scale administrative data sets central to our work. The data analyst will work on data acquisition, organization, warehousing, documentation, security, and dissemination. We seek applicants who are excited to work in an innovative and fast-paced environment.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Programming or Information Systems; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in programming, computer systems development, analysis and design; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the processing and organization of large data sets for econometric research in education, including file structures and record layouts.
  • Expertise using statistical software (Stata preferred, R, SAS or SPSS) to gather, process, merge, manage and archive data.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume, cover letter, and three professional references. 

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

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Description of End Date

This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.

The Bidding Eligibility ends on 06/21/2022 at 11:59 PM

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