Research Analyst

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Research Analyst
Department Sociology
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18287
Open Date 02/08/2018
Close Date
Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime No
Position Summary

The Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) is a research-practice partnership between Rice University and several Houston-area school districts. HERC aims to improve the connection between education research and decision-making, with the ultimate goal of closing socioeconomic gaps in educational achievement and attainment in Houston.

HERC is seeking a full-time Research Analyst to aid in conducting various research projects in partnership with Houston-area school districts. The Research Analyst will assist with the development of research questions, data collection as needed, data analysis, and writing and presenting research findings. Student research assistants may be available when needed. The Research Analyst also will be expected to attend weekly staff and research team meetings. The selected candidate will serve as a representative of HERC and carry out the research agenda established by HERC and its partners.

Education Required Master's Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Master’s degree in education, social science, or related field.

Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred
Experience Required 1 year
Type of Experience

Related research experience.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Experience working with school districts or research-practice partnerships; managing data and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, such as multilevel and casual modeling, and quasi-experimental methods. Past experience as a Research Assistant or a Project Assistant is preferred.

License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

Knowledge in computer software statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, or HLM.

Skills Preferred
Internal / External Contacts

The research analyst will work closely with the director, an associate director, and senior research analysts. He/she will work with various university faculty and staff and may work with research staff at various school districts.

Physical Demands

Must be able to work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions

Occasional travel and evening/weekend work.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research Analysis
Description of Job Duty

- Participate in designing and conducting research analyses according to the approved research agenda.
- Develops research project plans and how it will be conducted.
- Creates and carries out strategies for executing projects.
- Write research briefs for the districts and manuscripts for publication.
- Present at meetings and conferences.

Percentage of Time 95
Job Duty Name Other
Description of Job Duty

- Attend weekly staff and research team meetings.
- Complete other duties as assigned.

Percentage of Time 5

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. References/Recommendation Request
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher in education, social science, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a year or more of related research experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have knowledge of computer software statistical packages such as Stata, SAS, R, or HLM?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please provide the salary or range that you would require or consider for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)