Data Research Associate at The Ohio State University

Data Research Associate at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
August 31, 2018
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Enterprise Project is a business process transformation and system implementation that will leverage Workday and other enterprise technologies to advance Ohio State’s Time and Change strategic plan and teaching, research, service and patient care missions.   It includes optimizing finance, HR, payroll, student services and IT business processes; replacing core administrative systems (currently PeopleSoft) with Workday; and improving decision-making through a single source of trusted administrative data.

The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is looking for a Research Associate to support the IDEC team within the Department of Teaching and Learning!

Under supervision and guidance of IDEC's Director of IT and Operation, this position will assist in writing an annual report for Reading Recovery. The Research Associate will evaluate the content of the current national report including, an analysis of the resources needed to produce the report. Within the role, the Research Associate will become familiar with IDEC's data collection methodology and make regular recommendations for changes. The Research Associate will submit one required article to the Journal of Reading Recovery detailing national results and trends, as well as, submit papers to other academic journals. The incumbent will provide technical assistance to research projects that are contracted with IDEC and conduct research on Reading Recovery.

In addition, the Research Associate will participate in the research committees for the North American Trainers Group (NATG) and the International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization (IRRTO). The incumbent will also provide assistance to the University Trainers in seeking important new research which may inform Reading Recovery. Finally, the Research Associate will provide assistance for research projects that have priority with the NATG research committee, evaluate the research priority proposals to determine a reasonable timeline within the given resources, and assist the Director of IT Operations with creating presentations for conferences using Reading Recovery research.

Position Environment

The IDEC Research Associate is a newly created, 20 hours per week, part-time position that will be responsible conducting research on the early literacy intervention through Reading Recovery (RR). The Research Associate will report to IDEC’s Director of IT and Operations and works as part of a dedicated technology team of five full-time staff. The team is small, but works in an ‘agile-like’ environment to complete projects and initiatives. Flexibility and the ability to work within a small team environment will be key to the success of the selected candidate.

The position will have the chance to collaborate on research with colleagues from 16 different universities. This position has the option of telecommuting; work may be conducted either remotely or at our offices at 1100 Kinnear Rd.

Position Requirements
  • Experience in the field of early literacy and Reading Recovery
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server
Required Experience

The selected candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including:

  • Master’s degree in Educational Research
  • Considerable experience in educational research methodology and evaluation
  • Considerable experience with statistical software such as R, MPlus, or SPSS
  • Experience collaborating on research projects with people of diverse skillsets
  • Considerable experience writing papers for academic journals and other publications

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.