Research Assistant 2 or 3

Job Posting Title: Research Assistant 2 or 3

The SSW Performance Improvement Center (PIC) is seeking a data manager/analyst. This position will be 40 hours per week with a generous benefit package. Individuals must be proficient in database management, data analysis, and dashboard reporting, including proficient with Microsoft office (Excel, ACCESS, Word, etc.), SPSS, SQL databases, Tableau, Python and other related applications. The individual selected for this position will work within grant and contract funded projects at PIC, including projects related to program monitoring and evaluation of DCF’s Family Assessment Response.

The PIC operates under a state-funded contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The purpose of the PIC is to support and sustain delivery of high quality Family Assessment Response (FAR) services throughout the State of Connecticut by directing and performing process/implementation evaluation and quality improvement activities with DCF and seven Community Partner Agencies (CPAs).


The Data Manager/Analyst, under the supervision of the project director, will carry out analysis protocols in accordance with research standards and responsibilities essential to the operation of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work Performance Improvement Center (PIC). The Data Manager/Analyst will be responsible for receiving, cleaning, analyzing, and reporting data on at one or more grant or contract funded projects in PIC.

Minimum Qualifications

  • For consideration as a Research Assistant 2: Master’s Degree preferred (minimum of Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years of post-degree experience) in computer science, computer engineering, information systems/technology or closely related field.

  • For consideration as a Research Assistant 3: Master’s Degree and a minimum of two years’ post-degree experience preferred (minimum of Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years’ post-degree experience) in computer science, computer engineering, information systems/technology, or closely related field.

  • Experience with modern database and information system technologies

  • Experience in data administration and management functions, i.e., collection, cleaning, analysis, and reporting.

  • Experience in SPSS, SAS, SQL, Visual basic, or Python programming language

  • Experience in generating dashboard reports

  • Experience running basic statistical analysis

  • Experience preparing high-quality data analysis reports

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills

  • Excellent in problem-solving skills

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Managing and maintaining online database systems; evaluation methods

  • Quality improvement methods

  • Understanding of the CT’s children’s mental health system

  • Program implementation

  • Advanced statistical analysis

  • Evidence-based practice; research methods; and training methods.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, end-date position subject to renewal based upon funding and satisfactory performance. Compensation will be based on experience and will range from $45,000 to $60,000 annually (Full time equivalent) depending on experience. A generous benefit package is provided.

To Apply

Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and the names of three professional references.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2017309).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 18, 2017.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.