The Research Analyst will be part of a growing team at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. CEPR seeks to transform education through quality research and evidence. CEPR and its partners believe all students will learn and thrive when education leaders make decisions using evidence, rather than hunches and untested assumptions.
In pursuit of this end, CEPR both conducts cutting-edge quantitative research on critical topics for the field and develops new and faster models of education research that can better support education leaders. Research Analysts are a critical part of the CEPR team, helping education leaders around the country to learn what's working and what's not in education.
We are seeking independent, organized Research Analysts to support the research work of the Center who are motivated by CEPR's mission of improving education outcomes with evidence.
Research analysts will work across 1-2 projects with faculty at Harvard and other institutions and senior researchers at CEPR. Specific responsibilities include assembling and preparing data sets for analysis, conducting independent analyses in Stata or R and ensuring the software code developed is suitable for reuse by others, developing presentations on the results for internal and external audiences, contributing to reports and papers for publication, and participating in regular team meetings. Research analysts may also present to external partners in education agencies and facilitate partner teams as they seek to understand the implications of the analyses. Other duties as required.
This position is a term appointment for one year from the date of hire, with a strong possibility of continuation.
HGSE is a diverse community of learners, teachers, and employees who are passionate about changing the world through education and striving for maximum impact in the field of education.
HGSE Human Resources values diversity in all forms, and believes that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We continue to develop and support a workforce that reflects the diversity of those we serve; fosters an environment that allows each individual to belong and to bring their best self to work; and creates the conditions that empower employees to contribute their full potential to advancing the work of the school. We do this by:
Hiring and retaining staff reflecting the diversity of those we serve;
Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged;
Reviewing and ensuring fairness and equity in HR practices and policies including but not limited to hiring, promotion, and compensation;
Developing strong relationships and partnerships internal and external to our community to advance diversity and inclusion;
Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
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About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree in public policy, economics, statistics, computer science, education policy, social science, or a related field.
Three years of related experience, up to two of which may be relevant coursework or experience gained as a student, that includes working with STATA and/or R programming and data analysis. This experience or coursework may include data management, data cleaning, statistical analysis, data visualization, and report writing.
Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and transcript (official or unofficial) as a single PDF document.Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either the cover letter or resume.
All candidates invited to interview will be asked to complete an analytic exercise for their phone interview.
Previous quantitative research experience or data experience as part of a team (for instance through a research assistantship or a job).
Previous experience assembling and working with large administrative data sets.
Familiarity with Python a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54330BR
About Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.