Job Information

University of Utah Data Scientist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 06/01/2021

Requisition Number PRN26336B

Job Title Sr Research Analyst

Working Title Data Scientist

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Remote work may be considered

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01691 - Sorenson Impact Center

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $65,000-$80,000, depending on experience

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

ABOUT US

We create global impact by combining impact investing & innovative finance, data science, policy

entrepreneurship, community engagement, and impact storytelling. This Sorenson Impact Methodology™ translates inspiration into impact and helps social entrepreneurs and organizations articulate, measure, and expand their impact. Students are integrated into all our work. We operate an impact investing practice for our own fund and as a manager of an outside fund; we annually host one of the largest gatherings in the impact space; we have a thriving Data, Policy and Performance Innovation advisory practice and a world-class creative shop.

The Sorenson Impact Center strongly encourages diverse applicants (please circulate widely), especially those who self-identify as Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, non-binary, living with disabilities, neurodivergent, young, speak English as a second language, and others from overlooked / underestimated communities.

Job Overview:

Conducts advanced statistical analyses of qualitative and quantitative data and interprets results. Works on independent projects as part of the data team and applies appropriate data science techniques to provide insights and answers to social impact issues. Effectively communicates data analyses to a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.

Responsibilities

1. Oversees/conducts statistical analyses, employing methods of descriptive statistics, multivariate analysis, regression analysis, and other statistical modeling techniques appropriate for the client’s needs.

2. Formats data for statistical analysis.

3. Presents statistical findings to a lay audience.

4. Writes reports and creates dashboards and data visualizations for clients.

5. May devise methods and procedures for collecting data.

6. May travel to a variety of sites within and outside the University to coordinate projects.

7. May supervise junior staff/students.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalency; plus four years related research experience, and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit the following:

-Experience in managing projects among diverse stakeholders.

-A degree in data science, statistics, business, public policy, or a related field. Master’s or PhD preferred.

-Data engineering or analysis experience required.

-Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.

-Proficiency in a programming language, such as R or Python (R preferred).

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.