Washington State University

Social Science Data Analyst

Job description

Social Science Data Analyst

125A-YN - Data Consultant 1

Business Title:
Social Science Data Analyst


Employee Type:

Job Family:
Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

The IMPACT (IMproving Prevention through ACTion) Research Lab in the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources (CAHNRS) has an immediate opening for a Social Science Data Analyst. This position will include a broad range of responsibilities in data management, analysis, and reporting. The successful candidate will oversee project data operations (advising on new projects; monitoring, cleaning, analyzing and archiving several large and diverse data sets; interpreting findings; preparing publications and presentations; etc.) on multiple short- and long-term projects. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant and collaborative group of prevention researchers, research coordinators, and graduate and undergraduate students. This position is located in Pullman, Washington but we are open to remote work. Remote work opportunities will be discussed at the interview stage.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree, including college-level course work in statistics and/or mathematics or one (1) year of work experience in statistics, analysis, or research OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Master's degree in Prevention Science, Psychology, Public Health, Implementation Science, Social Work, Data Science, Human Development, or closely related fields and 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Competency in research methods, data management, and analysis.
  • Knowledge of longitudinal, linear and logistic regression, propensity score analysis, and multilevel/mixed effects/nested modeling.
  • Familiarity with mixed-method research.
  • Proficiency in the use of quantitative analysis software (SAS and SPSS).
  • Ability to meet frequent and multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with staff in different geographic locations and with a range of education and experience levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with state agencies and communities to bridge that gap between the practitioners and researchers.
  • Experience reporting data graphically and numerically for non-academic audiences.
  • Experience in substance use prevention research/evaluation.
  • Experience working with large national- and state-level datasets, including administrative data.
  • Experience using qualitative software for data analysis.

Additional Information:


College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department Name:

Department of Human Development

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164. Remote work also available.

Department Link:


Monthly Salary:




Position Type:


Posting Close Date:

This position has been reposted and will close on January 13th at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

Time Type:
Full time

Position Term:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

To apply, visit https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Social-Science-Data-Analyst_R-3804

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.jeid-411c628b4118364aa2cab6745ccdfbee

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