Collaborating with two faculty project leads, the data manager organizes, analyzes, and presents micro-level data on militant and criminal organizations. This is an entry-level position for aspiring data-analysts to apply advanced data skills to projects with real-world policy significance. Successful candidates will not only build and administrate project-specific databases, but also proactively develop new techniques and visualization methods.
Candidates should have excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to work independently on discrete projects within a larger team setting. Excel fluency required; experience with relational databases (e.g. Access, MySQL) and ArcGIS strongly preferred.
PPV research blends cross-national and sub-national data of various kinds on political and criminal violence in Latin America and South Asia.
The data manager conducts statistical and geospatial analyses, manages existing databases, and builds new databases, as needed.
To facilitate research dissemination, the data manager produces data visualizations for both academic and non-academic audiences.
Ability to work in in organized and systematic fashion
Ability to independently complete routine tasks
Ability to work with a team
Ability to accommodate non-routine requests
Ability to proactively explore new techniques and methods
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree required
Master's degree preferred
Background in quantitative analysis or statistics required
Experience with data visualization preferred
Proficiency with ArcGIS strongly preferred
Experience explaining research findings to non-experts preferred
Experience with STATA, R, Python, and/or web-scraping, a plus.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel required
Proficiency with relational databases (e.g. MS Access, MySQL) strongly preferred
Data visualization portfolio or other sample succinctly presenting quantitative analysis (Optional document)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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