Data Science Manager/Director - Slice Technologies & Unroll.me (San Mateo, CA)

Slice is looking for a Data Science Manager/Director to lead our Measurement Science Team.

The Measurement Science team operates on one of the richest commerce data sets in the world. We are responsible for building models to allow us to generalize from our Slice panel of millions of shoppers to the broader US online buying population of hundreds of millions of shoppers.  In order to do so, we resolve any discrepancies between our data and other sources of truth data.  This includes developing methods that will quantify biases in our user panel, weighting and projecting our data, identifying sources of data loss and data errors, developing statistical methods for data imputation and normalization, and determining methods to improve data validity.  These solutions underlie all of our e-commerce market research products.

Slice was founded by proven entrepreneurs and offers the best of both worlds: a start­up with the backing of an established global company that is revolutionizing the internet services landscape. Currently, it is the most cited source in e-commerce. Learn more about Slice Intelligence at www.sliceintelligence.com and on twitter @SliceIntel.

https://careers.slice.com/featured-jobs/?gh_jid=764490

Research Analyst - U.S. Federal Reserve (NYC, NY)

Each year the Bank’s Research and Statistics Group seeks roughly twenty exceptional college graduates with a strong background in economics, mathematics, and statistics to enter its Research Analyst (RA) program. RAs generally stay in the position for two years. RAs are primarily responsible for: Assisting economists conduct current analysis and other short-term research on monetary policy, bank regulation, payments systems, financial markets, and the state of the U.S. and global economies. Assisting economists plan and execute long-term research on a wide range of applied and theoretical topics. Many RAs have the opportunity to coauthor scholarly articles.

https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/careers/research_analysts/index.html

Associate Director - InterMedia (Washington, DC)

Qualified candidates will have a wide range of well-developed methodological and organizational skills to design, implement and/or manage complex data collection projects. Experienced in managing/leading a team of researchers, the preparation, quality control and implementation of fieldwork through data management, analysis and delivery of final products to clients, providing and guiding the production of insightful, actionable analysis and reports for clients.

The ideal candidate should be able to pro-actively plan and prioritize multiple projects, experienced and skilled in hands-on management of all aspects of project management, exceptional analytical and writing skills and knowledgeable in the subject matter of at least one of the company’s main thematic sections including financial inclusion, services for the poor, health and media. This position is located in Washington, DC.

This position requires up to 35% international travel.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in political or social science, market research, or international affair and minimum of 10 years of experience executing research projects in a market or social science focused environment; or a Master’s Degree and 7 years of such experience; or a PhD and 4 years of such experience.
     
  • Experience:

 At least 4 years of experience in the design and management of multiple, varied research projects, including field research in developing countries, within prescribed budgets;

 Demonstrated ability to collaborate with specialists in multi-country, mixed-methodology projects in challenging environments;

 Proven skill in managing project budgets, personnel and contractual issues;

 High and consistent excellence in the crafting of finished, insightful analysis and visualization of data, on schedule and within budget;

 Excellent written and presenting skills and a confident communicator with the ability to collaborate with specialists on multi-country, mixed-methodology projects.

 Demonstrated ability to manage and mentor more junior researchers;

 High proficiency in advanced multivariate analysis and quantitative and the use of qualitative analytical software including SPSS and NVivo equivalents and/or demonstrated success in Monitoring and Evaluation;

 Foreign language fluency relevant to InterMedia research and specialized IT skills including GIS software are advantageous;

 Knowledge of and/or experience in work related to Financial Inclusion, Digital and/or mobile money is advantageous.

Compensation commensurate with experience. We invite qualified candidates to email a brief cover letter, resume and salary history to ADWash@intermedia.org. No phone calls please. Due to the high volume of responses to our ads, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Research Manager - InterMedia (Washington, DC)

InterMedia specializes in nationally representative surveys in developing countries and fragile states. We have our headquarters in DC and a branch office in Nairobi, Kenya. We implement bespoke research designs, for example intercept interviews with North Korean defectors, to get quality data from hard-to-reach populations. Our biggest client currently is the Gates Foundation, for whom we run annual tracking surveys in Africa and Asia on financial services for the poor, especially mobile money. We also do surveys to inform polio vaccination campaigns for Harvard and Unicef and a variety of assessments and evaluations for international development projects across sectors.

"I am looking for an Associate Director of Research to take on significant responsibility for project management and delivery of analysis and reporting to our clients. I would ideally like to recruit a professional social scientist with a PhD and 4 years of experience at managing research projects. We’re also recruiting for a Research Manager with an MA and three years of experience. Mainly we are looking for generalists with a solid grasp of quantitative and qualitative methods and good analytical and writing skills. I attached the job descriptions with more details.”

Research Manager – should havea proven track-record of managing complex, large scale, multi-method research programs. This position helps to manage field research teams, liaise with clients, develop and maintain research documentation, produce and adhere to project schedules, and ensure delivery of high quality data and analysis and project deliverables on time and within budget. This position also assists in developing new business proposals and practice areas. The Research Manager position is located in Washington, D.C. and expected to travel internationally (30%).

Key Requirements:

  • Education:  Bachelors or Master’s degree in social science, market research, global finance, or similar relevant subject.
     
  • Experience:

 3+ years’ experience in managing the implementation of multi-country quantitative surveys and qualitative research;

 Experience in performing integrated research – preferably with knowledge of large-scale nationally representative quantitative surveys and qualitative methodologies and analytical approaches;

 Experience in managing and supervising large research teams conducting fieldwork as well as simultaneous managing quality control/spot-checking teams and reporting and analysis teams;

 Experience in data analysis and in writing clear, insightful and compelling reports;

 Ability to implement multi-country project plans including logistics, cost and quality control routines, and to mentor other researchers;

 Solid project management skills with an evidenced track record.

 An understanding of survey research and applications for non-profits, foundations and NGO’s, in the international development and related sectors.

 Fluency with targeted research initiatives for strategy, communications, advocacy, usability and measurement and evaluation.

 Excellent at analyzing data, ensuring accuracy, logical consistency and value-added insight;

 Ability to collaborate with specialists on multi-country, mixed-methodology projects.

 Data visualization and presentation-building skills.

 Proven experience in producing and publishing actionable research and analysis that has received coverage within the research and development community; and a

 Willingness to travel internationally (approximately 30%).

  • Desirable:

 Strong applied knowledge of multivariate quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting preferred;

 Command of analytical software such as SPSS or STATA with experience in statistical modeling and analysis;

 Background in mobile money/financial services for the poor, or impact evaluation for large government and philanthropic clients; relevant domain knowledge to intuitively interpret and analyze field data,

 Experience in questionnaire design and data entry procedures;

 Program monitoring and evaluation experience is advantageous; and

 Foreign language skills, preferably Hindi or other South Asian language.

 Familiarity with issues related to financial inclusion in South Asia.

InterMedia offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and a supportive work environment. We invite qualified candidates to email a cover letter, resume, salary history and links to any relevant work to: RM@intermedia.org or fax to 866-500-4095. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please. EOE/M/F/V/D.

Safety Data Fellow - U.S. Department of Transportation (Washington, DC)

We are seeking to build our capacity to undertake innovative data analysis to inform policy decision making for safety.  This position will enable a candidate with strong data analytics to help policy makers at the highest level in the USDOT fulfill the Department’s mission to reduce fatalities in transportation. Please help us find good candidates. This opportunity is offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. For questions, the contact is Barbara McCann barbara.mccann@dot.gov. Note that since this is a gov position, only US citizens qualify.

Data Scientist - HSBC (NYC)

Top candidates will have a STEM Background; Business & Data Domain Knowledge (understanding of banking/financial services, data wrangling, exploratory and multivariate data analysis, data modeling, feature engineering, supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms); Programming / Engineering (e.g. Scala, R, Python, PuTTY for Linux) / (e.g. Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark); and Google Big Query stack is a nice to have (i.e. Tensorflow); and Tools / Frameworks (e.g., Anaconda, H20.ai, Spark MLlib, pandas, NumPy, Scikit-learn, ElasticSearch).  HSBC is looking for someone with a deep passion for solving hard problems and a willingness to do whatever it takes to advance their projects.  This is a position with great potential to have a wide impact.  

Anyone interested in applying should send their resume and cover letter with the email subject: "QMSS - HSBC Data Scientist" to all of the following people: Matthew Sattler at matthew.j.sattler@us.hsbc.com; Christopher Jen at christopher.l.jen@us.hsbc.com; and Greg Eirich at gme2101@columbia.edu.

Political Analyst - YouGov (NYC)

As a political analyst/senior political analyst, you will work with our clients to design survey and modeling programs, set research goals, manage the logistics of projects, and report results. You’ll analyze and interpret opinion and modeling data, and advise our clients on how to apply our learnings. You should be as comfortable discussing the finer points of survey design and methodology as you are explaining those points to people without a technical background.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/400705887/?recommendedFlavor=TOP_N&refId=875c4d22-593c-45e0-97ac-fe54adffb2e3&trk=eml-jymbii-organic-job-card&midToken=AQEltj15hCBO-w&trkEmail=eml-jobs_jymbii_digest-null-6-null-null-5r50oj~j7gedn6w~11-null-jobs~view&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Aemail_jobs_jymbii_digest%3B8Aw39I2bTaCnB%2BfBAIDe%2BQ%3D%3D

Research Associate - New York Hall of Science (NYC)

The Research, Exhibits and Programs department includes almost 50 researchers, informal STEM educators, exhibit designers, and program and curriculum developers. We embrace and benefit from the professional and personal diversity of our team’s expertise, perspectives and experiences. The group works in a variety of configurations to develop and implement creative, participatory learning experiences that awaken the curiosity of children, families and teachers. The department team aspires to be a learning community, and to contribute to NYSCI as a learning community, through openness, curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to create an informed environment through internal communications and participation in external networks of partners and collaborators.

https://nysci.org/nysci_job/research-associate-2/

Public Opinion Survey Methodologists/Statisticians - The Office of Opinion Research in the U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)

We are an office of survey research and area specialists who design and conduct international public opinion research on political, economic, social, and security issues. We’re looking for well-established advisers on: Overall survey design (including innovative research designs for challenging environments and hard-to-reach populations); Sampling strategies for probability-based sampling in face-to-face, telephone, and mixed mode/multiple-frame surveys; Estimating sampling error in complex sample designs, evaluating unit and item nonresponse, and identifying post-survey adjustments (e.g., weighting and imputation); Questionnaire design, including measurement conceptualization to address issues of concern to the State Department; Advanced multivariate analysis of public opinion data. Successful candidates will also have excellent communication skills to be able to train other members of the staff in research design, sampling, and statistical analysis. These jobs are open to all U.S. citizens. Our positions are within the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and will require Top Secret clearance. The U.S. Department of State will begin the clearance process when candidates are selected—candidates need not already have a security clearance to apply. The formal posting is available on USAJOBS and is open from 9/6/2017 to 9/19/2017

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478744600

Measure for America, Data and Research Intern Fall 2017 - SSRC (NYC)

 

Measure of America is seeking an intern for the fall 2017 semester to assist in data research, data preparation for analysis, writing, and producing papers, reports, and online tools. Preference will be given to current graduate students, though exemplary undergraduates will also be considered. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to participate in the development of future MOA reports and other products, be an integral member of a small, dynamic team, and gain practical experience in data extraction, cleaning, and translating data-based research into accessible documents for nonacademic audiences. The minimum time commitment is three months part time (in the range of 15–20 hours per week) or two months full time. Please note that this internship is unpaid with a small stipend for travel. When possible, school credit will be given.

https://www.ssrc.org/about/employment/listings/measure-of-america-data-and-research-intern-fall-2017/