Research Analyst I

  • Harvard University
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Nov 09, 2017
Business Development

Job Description

Harvard University

Research Analyst I
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Duties & Responsibilities
The Research Analyst I will be part of a growing team at the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. CEPR is a unique partnership among districts, states, foundations, and university-based researchers designed to leverage the overwhelming amount of newly available school-, teacher-, and student-level data to address previously intractable policy questions in education and improve educational outcomes for all students. The Research Analyst I will be a key member of the CEPR team, helping education leaders around the country to learn what's working and what's not in education.
The Research Analyst's primary responsibility is to work, as part of a team, to conduct analyses that support the work of Center, including assessing the effectiveness of school level interventions (e.g., education software, afterschool programs, professional development, etc.). Amongst other work, the Research Analyst I will be deeply engaged in CEPR's Proving Ground project.

Specific responsibilities include:

Data Analysis & Programming:

  • Assemble, clean, manage, and analyze large longitudinal data sets derived from multiple sources.
  • Evaluate data quality. Identify data outliers and anomalies that require resolution prior to analysis.
  • Identify coding challenges and resolve or elevate them within the research team
  • Execute standard analyses and help develop customized analyses that address questions of core interest to partner agencies
  • Perform complex programming/analytic tasks with supervision

Partner Relations & Communications:

  • Participate in presenting key research findings to internal and external audiences.
  • Contribute to drafting reports and presentations for partner leadership, including school boards, superintendents, and principals

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform literature and web searches, summaries, and reviews in support of CEPR projects
  • Collaborate with CEPR leadership, Harvard faculty, and partner agency staff to continually refine analytic work products.
  • Contribute to the development of new projects and proposals.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in public policy, economics, statistics, computer science or a related field, prior to starting in the position. One year of related work experience.

Applicants wishing to be considered must supply a cover letter in addition to their resume.

Any applicant wishing to be considered for this position must indicate that they meet all of the basic requirements in either cover letter or resume.

Please attach cover letter and resume as one document.

Job Function

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge


Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening

EEO Statement
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, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.