Data Analyst (Learner Analytics Project)

University of Essex - Strategic Planning and Change

Strategic Planning and Change

The Strategic Planning and Change Section (SPCS) supports the University in the development, implementation and monitoring of the University’s Strategic Plan and its supporting strategies. Headed by the Director of Strategic Planning and Change, SPCS contains three teams:

  • Planning
  • Governance
  • Strategic Projects

The Role and Duties

The University of Essex is looking for a skilled and experienced Data Analyst to join a small, dedicated team working on an ambitious project using data analytics and predictive modelling to help our students achieve success.

Duties will include preparation of data for the Learner Analytics Solution, establishing robust data quality and governance processes, leading on the capture of data relating to interventions and initiatives, and supporting the Senior Project Manager with the management of the data element of the Learner Analytics project.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will be expected to hold an honours degree or equivalent level / industry related qualification or experience, with evidence of continuing professional development in Statistical Analysis and preferably with further certification or training in database development, business intelligence or a related topic.

Proven practical experience of data analysis and data quality checking including hypothesis testing and regression analysis, proven practical experience of statistical analysis, using R or similar packages, experience of documenting data and the structure in which it is held, and familiarity with reporting software including SQL, relational databases and web services and experience of using SQL to extract data is all essential for the post. In addition, experience of the Microsoft technology stack, understanding of web service APIs and working with human behavioural data would be desirable.

You will also have a high level of numeracy with good understanding of reporting, data visualisation and statistical methods and excellent attention to detail, and excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills along with a commitment to collaborative working.

This is a fixed-term, full-time post until December 2018.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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