Research Analyst, Data Analysis/Data Publication

Posted to IASSIST on: 2014-08-18

Employer: Innovations for Poverty Action

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a Research Analyst to join the Data Analysis/Data Publication team. This team is leading an innovative and exciting new part of IPA’s effort to promote high quality research: releasing research data from social science experiments publicly, for re-use and replication. IPA is collaborating with the Institute of Social and Policy Studies at Yale University on this initiative (more information here:


  • Pioneering usage of new data curation software developed for our project, as well as contributing to the development of a site for sharing the data

  • Replicating analysis underlying publications and checking data for usability prior to release

  • Helping to formulate new guidelines for managing and sharing research data, and rolling out guidelines in global training events and in IPA country offices in Africa, Latin America, and Asia

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a social science discipline or Statistics/Mathematics, though other majors considered. Candidates with higher degrees in Information/Library Science, with some statistics background, are also welcome

  • Experience doing analysis using statistical software (Stata preferred, but other experience with R, SAS, SPSS, etc. is acceptable) and high attention to detail

  • Enthusiasm for high quality and transparent research practices, excellent critical thinking skills and clear written/verbal communication style

  • Preference for candidates able to work from the IPA headquarters in New Haven, CT. Candidates who live elsewhere, but who are able to spend several days per week in New Haven, will also be considered

Archived on: 2014-08-19