Research Assistant, Five Thirty Eight

We're looking for a research assistant to help maintain FiveThirtyEight's database of public opinion polls between now and November 6. The job involves monitoring polling news and collecting and entering new polls into our polling database. We are looking for someone who shares our obsession with political campaigns and elections, has meticulous attention to detail, and would be excited to help us cover and forecast the 2018 race. If this describes you, please have them email me at andrei.scheinkman@fivethirtyeight.com. The full job description is below:

Research Assistant

FiveThirtyEight is hiring a research assistant to help maintain our database of public opinion polls through November 2018. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in political campaigns, elections and public opinion polling. Responsibilities include monitoring polling news and collecting and entering new polls into our polling database. The research assistant will work closely with FiveThirtyEight's political writers, editors and data visualization team, and might also have opportunities to contribute research, writing, graphics, statistical analysis or computer programming to our election coverage.

This is a temporary position. Hours are negotiable. While we prefer candidates who can work with us at our newsroom in New York City, we're also open to remote applicants.

Insights and Operations Analyst, Kapor Center, Oakland, CA

The Research Team at the Kapor Center aims to use research and data to inform the design and implementation of strategies, practices, and policies to diversify the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem. By collaboratively building a body of empirical research and disseminating findings to key stakeholders, it is our belief that the implementation of research-driven practices and policies within the technology ecosystem can transform future opportunities for underrepresented individuals, families, and communities and strengthen the innovation and prosperity of our national economy. The research team's strategies include: 1) conducting original research; 2) funding external research; 3) sharing findings and best practices with practitioners, industry partners, and policymakers, and 4) building capacity among stakeholders. Apply here

STEM Communication Specialist and Lecturer, Caltech

The Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) Division at the California Institute of Technology seeks a STEM Communication Specialist and Lecturer (Lecturer) to support the learning of effective oral communication in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We seek applicants with academic backgrounds in STEM fields who have advanced knowledge of academic and professional oral communication skills in these fields.

The STEM Communication Specialist and Lecturer will develop a curriculum to teach undergraduate engineering students how to effectively give oral technical presentations of several types (academic technical presentations, technical presentations to a lay audience, “TED” style talks, media interviews, elevator pitches, etc.). The Lecturer will teach multiple sections of the course developed, serving about 40 students per term over three academic terms (about 120 students total). The structure of the sections to cover 40 students per term will be developed by the Lecturer.

The Lecturer will hold regular office hours for individual consultation. The Lecturer will also present several oral communication workshops for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

This full-time, 12-month position is anticipated to start no later than the beginning of September 2018, with an opportunity for renewal. The first undergraduate courses begin in October 2018. The Lecturer has the opportunity to interact with peers from the Caltech Center for Teaching and Learning, the Hixon Writing Center, and reports to the EAS Director of Communications. Apply here

Research Analyst, Crime Lab New York

The Health Lab is seeking a Research Analyst with strong research, methodological, and programming skills to support social policy research projects. The Research Analyst will have the opportunity to apply tools and approaches from methodologies in both traditional econometrics and modern data science to original projects on mental illness and the criminal justice system, improving health outcomes and reducing costs, and homelessness.  In addition to supporting field-based randomized controlled trials, the Research Analyst will contribute to a growing practice of advanced analytical solutions to provide data-driven technical assistance to governmental and non-profit partners.

The successful candidate will have experience in applying a variety of statistical modeling approaches to large datasets in real-world settings. From project inception to delivery, the Research Analyst will contribute to all facets of data collection & cleaning, model development, and implementation. This position requires an individual who is able to work as a part of small research teams running multiple projects concurrently. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers at the University of Chicago and local city agency staff, as well as a team of administrative staff, project managers, and student research assistants from the Chicago office.

To apply: http://urbanlabs.uchicago.edu/careers?vacancy=121 

Director of Scientific Research, YouGov

YouGov is looking for a Director of Scientific Research

Reporting to:      Managing Director of Scientific Research
Department:      Scientific Research Group / US Custom
Location:              San Francisco, CA
Status:                  Full-time Regular Exempt

This role within the Analytics team advises internal and external clients on complex sampling designs, methodology, and advanced analytics. Responsible for implementing methodology and analytics, this position coordinates with the Director of Analytics to provide statistical services and advice to all parts of the company.

We are looking someone who combines knowledge of applied statistics or econometrics with strong computational skills (especially R, Python and SQL), along with the ability to contribute to proposal writing and presentations to clients. Working in a fast-paced and intellectually stimulating environment where technically sophisticated solutions to marketing, financial, and political problems are developed.

What will I be doing day to day?
• Provides senior level matching and weighting methodologies for academic, political, and market research projects.
• Develops, integrates, and implements outside data, technologies, and methods.
• Utilizes US Census data and other high-quality data sources to estimate population targets and to create sampling frames for the academic and political surveys.
• Advises project managers and clients on data analytics, research design, matching and weighting methodology machine learning, and data science methodology.
• Performs database work utilizing SQL and Python.
• Coordinates external software, data matching services, and data augmentation with third-party vendors.
• Answers questions concerning feasibility of research design or sample frame for other hubs and custom teams.
• Signs off on client deliverables.

What do I need to bring with me?
• Master’s Degree, PhD preferred, in Statistics, Econometrics, Political Science, Sociology, Social Science Methodology, or similar discipline.
• Three or more years’ experience in survey methodology and quantitative research, especially sampling design and survey weighting.
• Three or more years’ experience in applied statistics or data analytics, knowledge of linear regression, binary choice models, matching, resampling, and missing data imputation.
• Three or more years’ experience in machine learning or data science, specifically supervised and unsupervised models, natural language processing, and Bayesian analysis desirable.
• Advanced programming knowledge in R and Python.
• Advanced knowledge of SQL (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL) and relational databases.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively on a team essential.

Please email mailto:talent@yougov.com if you have questions or to apply

Data Analyst - NYC’s Public Engagement Unit (NYC)

The Public Engagement Unit is seeking a Data Analyst to support large-scale City initiatives that use proactive strategies including grassroots outreach and new technologies, by helping the unit acquire and effectively apply data. This person will be at the forefront of government analytics and data operations, building the systems and programs to collect and analyze new and existing data sets, as well as provide technological solutions and training to teams of specialists doing direct phone and in-person outreach in a variety of capacities in collaboration with other agencies and organizations. This outreach is primarily aimed at preventing and addressing homelessness, as well as to enroll uninsured populations in lowand no- cost health insurance and increase their awareness of available H+H Hospital services.

 

Director of Research and Development Projects Summit Public Schools (Bay Area, CA)

Do you drive towards results, excel at critical thinking, and have exceptional interpersonal and project management skills? Summit Public Schools is looking for a Director of Research & Development Projects, to lead on 2-4 projects within Summit’s R&D Agenda. As Director of R&D Projects, you will focus on projects related to social-emotional learning, professional development for teachers and school leaders, and developmental evaluation of Summit Learning. You will own the relevant R&D projects from beginning to end, including the scoping of a project, collaboration with researchers and practitioners, and achieving the project outcomes.

 

https://columbia.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1134427/share_preview

PRINCIPAL ANALYTICS PREP ANNOUNCES FOUNDER'S SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS - Principal Analytics Prep (New York, New York)

 Principal Analytics Prep announces the establishment of a Founder's Scholarship for Women in Data Science and Analytics.  The scholarship covers the full tuition of the Certified Data Specialist (CDS) program, a premier data analytics bootcamp in New York City that opens the door for new careers in data science and analytics, and will be awarded to the individual who, in the judgment of the admissions committee, exhibits the highest potential towards creative achievement in the field of data science and analytics.


The Founder's Scholarship for Women in Data Science and Analytics is competitive, and applicants must submit a scholarship application in addition to an online application for the CDS program.  The scholarship application deadline is November 30, 2017.  For more details, please contact the admissions staff at info@principalanalyticsprep.com or 646-808-8018.

Founded in 2016 in the Harvard Business School Startup Studio in New York City, Principal Analytics Prep CDS provides an intensive, 12-week, full-time, hands-on practical training classes on the Three Pillars of data analytics, which include computing, statistics, and business skills, in addition to continuous career counseling and access to leading instructors with deep professional networks.  Principal Analytics Prep is founded by industry thought leader and best-selling author, Kaiser Fung, who was founding director of the Master of Science in Applied Analytics at Columbia University, and whose work has been featured by CNN, Financial Times, New York Times Magazine, FiveThirtyEight, Slate, Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, BBC and other outlets.

More information about Principal Analytics Prep can be found at principalanalyticsprep.com

Deputy Data and Analytics Director - NYC’s Public Engagement Unit (NYC)

The NYC Public Engagement Unit (PEU) is seeking a Deputy Data and Analytics Director to supervise its growing Data and Analytics team. PEU’s Data and Analytics team supports large-scale City initiatives that use proactive outreach strategies and new technology to connect New Yorkers with vital city services. The Deputy Data and Analytics Director will support existing targeting programs by leveraging data and data-driven tactics to facilitate and improve operations across PEU's programs in partnership with agencies and organizations across the city. The Deputy Data and Analytics Director will oversee systems used by the unit and its partners for outreach, reporting, data collection, analysis, and integration, and be accountable for the quality and applicability of information collected, procured, utilized and reported by the unit.

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Senior Research Associate - Heartland Alliance (Chicago, IL)

The Social IMPACT Research Center conducts applied research for nonprofits, foundations, advocacy groups, governments, coalitions, and the media to help them measure, inform, and grow their social impact. IMPACT also regularly reports on key poverty trends to equip decision makers with sound data to inform public policy. The Senior Research Associate is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of research projects, including administrative functions like fundraising as well as serving as an agency spokesperson and active representative in external contexts. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=HEARTLANDALLIANCE&cws=1&rid=4667

Analyst in Social Policy (Social Security) - Library of Congress (Washinton DC)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is seeking an Analyst in Social Policy (Social Security) to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on issues pertinent to Social Security (e.g., financing, solvency of trust funds, program impact on beneficiaries, and program design and operations) or related income security programs. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress that would change Social Security's existing benefit and financing structure. Analyst duties include preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports on issues of national significance; providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in or leading team research projects and seminars. The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481761400/

Analyst in American National Government (Elections) - Library of Congress (Washinton DC)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division is seeking an Analyst in American National Government to analyze public policy issues related to the regulation and administration of elections and voting in the United States. The focus of the Division’s work in this area is on the role played by various institutions, policies, and procedures in shaping electoral processes and practices. The issues may include, but are not limited to, election administration, voter registration and turnout, apportionment and redistricting, voting rights, and other election policies and practices.The ideal candidate will have experience conducting policy analysis in these areas and must be able to work as part of a collaborative team. Strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481538900/

Evaluation Data Analyst - VentureWell (Hadley, MA)

We are seeking a data enthusiast with social science chops to help our growing organization manage and learn from its data in order to drive greater social impact. The Evaluation Data Analyst will apply their social strong and growing data skills to collect, wrangle, explore, structure, join, and visualize data from a variety of resources to help us drive greater insights through our data. You will be part of a dynamic team of analysts and evaluators that seeks to make sense of complex data sets and support a variety of stakeholders.

Data Scientist - Lendable (Nairobi, Kenya)

Lendable is a fast-growing funded startup unlocking the potential of Sub-Saharan Africa’s financial markets by providing debt capital to alternative (non-bank) lenders. We are looking for an experienced data scientist to join our team in Nairobi. You will be working closely with our head of data science, apprentice data scientists, and credit team to help our alternative lender clients get access to debt capital. Day to day, you will be coordinating and performing predictive and descriptive analysis of loan portfolios to inform our credit team and advise investment committee decisions. This position is a fantastic next career step for a technician with strong social skills, interested in frontier markets finance, who wants to start moving into management. To apply, email a cover letter and your CV to james@lendable.io

Macroeconomists - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

Macroeconomists with a broad range of macroeconomic skills to construct, improve and use cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's short-term and long-term economic projections; analyze current economic developments; conduct policy analysis; and analyze and write studies discussing trends in the economy. CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency's endeavors. They are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO's broad mission and present this work at conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals. Staff construct and improve cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses and prepare longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies. Apply online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 22 to ensure consideration. CBO will interview at the ASSA Annual Conference. CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment or internships. We are unable to consider people on visas. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.

Applied Microeconomist/Modeler, Long-Term Analysis - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

Applied Microeconomist/Modelers to conduct analyses of long-term budgetary issues and to assist in the development and use of CBO's long-term microsimulation model. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining CBO's long-term microsimulation model, constructing and improving models that underlie CBO's policy analyses, performing detailed analyses of proposed legislation, and preparing longer-term CBO studies and shorter-term memoranda and testimonies. CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency's endeavors. They are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO's broad mission and present this work at conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals. Staff construct and improve cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses and prepare longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies. Apply online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 22 to ensure consideration. CBO will interview at the ASSA Annual Conference. CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment or internships. We are unable to consider people on visas. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.
 

Health Economist - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

Health Economists to contribute to a variety of projects, analyses, and modeling. The successful candidate will contribute to developing new studies and to designing and improving the state-of-the-art analytical models that underlie them. CBO analysts address challenging substantive issues in economics and public policy while working in a collegial environment that provides opportunities for research on numerous topics relevant to the agency's endeavors. They are encouraged to pursue independent research projects related to CBO's broad mission and present this work at conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals. Staff construct and improve cutting-edge models that underlie CBO's policy analyses and prepare longer-term CBO studies, shorter-term memoranda, and testimonies. Apply online at www.cbo.gov/careers by November 22 to ensure consideration. CBO will interview at the ASSA Annual Conference. CBO may consider US citizens and noncitizens who are permanent residents of the US seeking citizenship for employment or internships. We are unable to consider people on visas. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.

Public and Private Mandates Analyst - Congressional Budget Office (Washington DC)

CBO's estimates of the costs of federal mandates provide the Congress with important information as it considers proposed legislation. The Public and Private Mandates Unit works closely with Congressional staff; industry and business groups; and representatives of state, local, and tribal governments. The analyst's portfolio will be determined at the time of hiring and could encompass a variety of program areas, such as income security and labor, justice, homeland security, general government and administration, and veterans benefits. Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, economics, or a similar degree in a related field. Candidates must demonstrate strong quantitative and research skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing, to accurately interpret and analyze legislative proposals, and to work well under tight deadlines. Apply through the link. Contact Nancy Fahey, Washington, DC, 20515, 202-226-2628careers@cbo.gov with inquiries.

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