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A Data Scientist

February 24, 2021

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Job Overview

Conducts advanced statistical analyses of qualitative and quantitative data and interprets results. Works on independent projects as part of the data team and applies appropriate data science techniques to provide insights and answers to social impact issues. Effectively communicates data analyses to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversees/conducts statistical analyses, employing methods of descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis, regression analysis, and other statistical modeling techniques appropriate for client needs.

  • Formats data for statistical analysis.

  • Presents statistical findings to a lay audience.

  • Writes reports and creates dashboards and data visualizations for clients.

  • May devise methods and procedures for collecting data.

  • May travel to a variety of sites within and outside the University to coordinate projects.

  • May supervise junior staff/students.


This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus four years related research experience, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.


A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.


Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Experience in managing projects among diverse stakeholders.

  • A degree in data science, statistics, business, public policy, or a related field. Master’s or PhD preferred.

  • Data engineering or analysis experience required.

  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in a programming language, such as R or Python (R preferred).

The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked / underestimated communities..

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