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Job Title: Research Data Analyst
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Organization: Live & Learn, Inc.
Posted: 10/9/2018
Type: Contract
Classification: Biostatistics
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Morro Bay,  CA    USA
Position Description: Live & Learn, Inc. is seeking a contract Research Data Analyst to assist on analysis of multiple research datasets. The Research Data Analyst will work remotely, as needed per project, and will be compensated at a negotiated rate per project/analysis. This role is ideal for a graduate student, and potentially includes authorship on academic publications and public reports. History of a disability and/or personal experience with mental health services is an asset.


Work virtually with multidisciplinary social science researchers to conduct quantitative analyses of large datasets to determine participant and program characteristics and outcomes. Review data for outliers and inconsistencies and perform data quality and assurance checks. Create tables, figures, and charts for presentations and publications. Assist on developing instruments and tools for data collection and management. Become familiar with project-specific research content and study aims. Communicate clearly and effectively with scientists, activists, and policymakers. Meet deadlines, communicate challenges, attend meetings to collectively advance project objectives.

Qualifications: REQUIRED:

BA/BS or master’s degree in public health, public policy, economics, social science or related field, with an emphasis on statistics and demonstrated experience completing quantitative research projects. Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, including knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Ability to write clear and concise technical memos and documents. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience writing basic code, Stata, SPSS, and/or R is preferred. Experience using, building, or maintaining databases of quantitative information.


Experience with government contracting and interdisciplinary health services research. History of a disability and/or personal experience with mental health services is an asset. Commitment to honest, direct communication, problem solving, and public service. Working knowledge of, or commitment to understanding, industry-specific software used by Live & Learn, such as Qualtrics, Endnote, Google Scholar, and Microsoft Office.

Organization Description: Live & Learn, Inc. provides public health research, consulting, and knowledge translation services. Based in California, Live & Learn, Inc. aims to improve the mental health and social welfare of communities across the nation and the globe. Our clients and partners include organizations and institutions in research, advocacy, policy, and direct service who are dedicated to public mental health.

Live & Learn works with public health system stakeholders to conduct applied research and policy projects that have a measurable impact on the mental health of service users, families, and communities and advance social change globally. We specialize in the inclusion of those who have personally struggled with their mental health in these projects.

Live & Learn brings the entrepreneurial spirit to synthesizing lived experience with learned expertise: a passion for seeking out high-influence opportunities that redefine the status quo in behavioral health services and policy.

On all projects, we partner with community-based organizations, governments, and researchers to maximize what we can learn from each other. Most of our collaborations are based on long-term, reciprocal relationships with our partners, with whom power and influence is shared.

Closing Date: 1/9/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Laysha Ostrow,  Research Data Analyst
Contact Location: 785 Quintana Road
Suite 219
Morro Bay   CA  93442
United States
Contact Location: 785 Quintana Road
  Suite 219
  Morro Bay   CA  93442
  United States
Contact Phone: 8052426147 
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How to Apply: Please send a half-page cover letter, an example of your work (e.g. a report/paper, or data tables with conceptual explanation of your work) and your resume/CV to with Research Data Analyst in the subject line by Friday October 19, 2018.

Additional Information: Authorship on academic manuscripts is possible: See examples of journal publications here: urnal

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