U. of California San Diego: Data Analytics Analyst (77011)

Provide reliable and timely high-level qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis that supports the strategic planning and operational effectiveness of key Vice Chancellor for Research programs.

U. of California San Diego Company: U. of California San Diego
Location: La Jolla, CA
Web: www.ucsd.edu

Hiring Salary Range: $4,226 - $6,061 /month

At the direction of Research Affairs leadership, the Data Analytics Analyst provides reliable and timely high-level qualitative and quantitative data and trend analysis that supports the strategic planning and operational effectiveness of key Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) programs. The incumbent studies internal and external data and employs data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, and statistical analysis techniques to impart knowledge, and to provide information, coordination, and tools that enhance understanding of research investments and administration effectiveness. The incumbent implements and oversees a comprehensive analytics and metrics program, providing data-driven information to support the decision-making process within the VCR organization.

The Data Analytics Analyst ensures that all data is presented in a clear, concise, and business-relevant manner to key stakeholders and actively seeks benchmarking data to support outcomes of the VCR's analytic efforts. The Data Analytics Analyst ensures and improves data integrity and usage, including reconciling gaps, overlaps, and apparent contradictions among and within reports and reporting tools. Proactively advises Office of Research Affairs (ORA) leadership on performance risks, optimization of investments and other opportunities for continuous improvement and serves as an internal consultant to define analytics needs within programs. Works collaboratively with peers to share best practices, and identify emerging issues for local and system-wide attention. Incumbent assists with special projects and performs a variety of additional functions contributing to the division goals and objectives.

  • Graduation from college with a major in Data Analytics, Finance Analytics, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, or an allied field, and four years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in leading data governance and forecasting projects to support strategic decision-making and predictive measures.
  • Experience with a scripting language (e.g. Python) for use in extracting data from text files with regular expressions, establishing ODBC connections to data sources, and validating data from different data sources using a variety of data structures.
  • Proven research and analytical techniques, emphasizing the ability to gather, evaluate and synthesize complex and large sets of data from various sources, identify key trends and present information in a clear and cohesive manner.
  • Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution. Proven experience in business analysis and project team facilitation in order to extract, organize and disseminate information for data segmentation, statistics, and decision making.
  • Proven advanced statistical and data analysis skills.
  • Familiar with audit, control and accountability methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access or similar Relational Database Management Systems (RDMS) including ability to use Structured Query Language (SQL), or graphical user interface equivalents, to group, analyze and transform data. Ability to generate moderately complex reports/tables using diverse data sets within MS Access or RDMS equivalent.
  • Fluency in computer technologies, including high-level of proficiency and understanding with data mapping, data mining and statistical software tools such as SPSS, SAS, and MapPoint.
  • Advanced level of understanding of programming techniques and capabilities with the ability to understand the infrastructure of comprehensive integrated systems.

A background check is required.

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