As part of Wright State University (WSU), Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) is committed to WSU's mission to transform the lives of students and the communities we serve and to support that mission by working with faculty, staff, students and external partners to enhance the research enterprise at WSU. The Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) is non-profit 501.c.3 that delivers high impact solutions for government, industry, and human performance sponsors through research, education, and training. In addition WSARC provides contracting, security, and research administration services for the state of Ohio.
The WSRI Institutional Researcher Analyst has the ability to characterize any and all domestic, and some international, institutions with respect to R&D funding (both grants and contracts), funding sponsors, commercialization activity, patent activity, demography, student body citizenship, university spin-out companies, core research competencies, etc., as part of the Air Force Academic Partnership & Engagement Experiment Program (APEX). APEX works to accelerate innovation from academia to the Air Force by identifying the best institutions and investigators for Air Force research challenges. APEX's research intelligence needs are meaningful and different from many similar research intelligence positions.
The Institutional Research Analysts will work with a talented group of data scientists and analysts to acquire and analyze relevant data sources to provide USAF with critical insights into academic research institutions, as well as recommendations and leads for R&D program development.
In this position the Institutional Research Analyst must promote transparency at all times, always act ethically, promote and ensure compliance. WSRI is committed to collaboration across WSU, cultivation of our people as our greatest asset, and creation of an environment that supports innovation and inclusive behaviors.
Five (5) years' of experience in an institutional research, research intelligence, or equivalent office/department at a US university.
Excellent data-driven research skills, written communication skills, and data visualization skills.
Excellent organizational skills, including but not limited to: high standards for detailed work, and the ability to manage multiple activities and projects.
The ability to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance.
Intimate familiarity with NSFNCSES data, Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education data, AUTM data, and other relevant data sources.
Experience with Elsevier SciVal, or equivalent research competency tools.
Experience with data visualization software.
Familiarity with Department of Defense R&D enterprise a plus.
Statistical, programming, and visualization skills will set an applicant apart.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Extract and compile data, and then assemble and package to answer customer questions.
Provide assistance with the coordination of data collection and reporting.
Work with the Analytics Team to develop techniques to extract knowledge and meaning from large and complex data to answer customer questions.
Contribute to the development, design, and implementation of the analytics capability development objectives.
Collaborate with existing and future WSRI research activities
Special contract terms and conditions of employment will apply. Length of contract is one year, renewable, contingent upon funding.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.