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Assistant Statistical Analyst

Reference
1805760
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Education, Media & Communications
Location
Iowa City, IA, 52240, USA
Expiry Date
24/05/2018
Assistant Statistical Analyst Description At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop less...

Job Description

Assistant Statistical Analyst

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Our School Assessment Psychometric Services department has one job opening for an Assistant Statistical Analyst position. Pearson Statistical Analysts provide data analysis support to Psychometricians to deliver large-scale custom assessment programs. Our Statistical Analysts are strong problem solvers who are able to leverage and extend existing analysis procedures to perform analysis tasks, are well-organized, and display the ability to collaborate. We are looking for candidates with strong technical and data analysis skills who are able to handle ambiguity and are looking for a challenge.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Takes direction from Ph.D. level research staff
  • Conducts analyses using exploratory techniques such as data mining, data summarization, and statistics.
  • Executes and debugs existing analysis tools according to specifications.
  • Executes software development discipline.
  • Work with a variety of data structures and with files that are moderately complex.
  • Evaluates the suitability of data for specific analysis purposes.
  • Evaluates outcomes from analyses to determine the accuracy, quality, and usability of those outcomes for the purposes for which they were conducted.
  • Prepares, formats, and manages data for use by internal groups.
  • Work directly with subject matter experts and technology staff to fulfill contract deliverables.
  • Meets schedules while working independently, sometimes in high-pressure situations.
  • Travels to fulfill some tasks. Travel is expected to be 5% to 10%, and is typically scheduled in advance.

This position is not considered a specialty occupation, and therefore does not qualify for H1B or Green Card sponsorship.

Qualifications

Although the qualifications below lend themselves to candidates coming from collegiate programs in statistics or computer science our employees collectively have a diverse background in terms of college majors, which we find enhances the ability of our team to solve a variety of problems to meet customer’s needs. What our employees have in common, regardless of collegiate background or training, are: strong quantitative skills, strong problem solving skills, and strong communication/collaboration skills that can be applied to routinely ambiguous situations that involve large amounts of data.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree & evidence of success in quantitative courses (e.g., statistics) or software programming/development courses

Familiarity with Psychometric Principles and Theory

  • Evidence of direct experience in basic item and test analysis, and evaluation of outcomes from analyses
  • OR evidence of success in coursework that prepares candidates for large scale data analysis (e.g., computer programming, statistics, etc.)

Familiarity with Data Structures and Office Software

  • Preferred candidates have demonstrated experience with statistical analysis platforms such as SAS or R;
  • OR demonstrated experience with software languages such as C\#, Python or Java
  • OR evidence of success in coursework that prepares candidates to work with structured programming languages or techniques
  • Exhibits basic experience in using office software such as Word and Excel or Google Suite
  • Exhibits basic experience working with a variety of data files and folder organizations

Experience with Software Development Principles

  • Evidence of software development discipline
  • OR evidence of success in coursework that prepares candidates for software development (version control, property identified variable names, etc.)

Communication Skills

  • Possesses strong communication skills, (oral, written, and business). Our employees must have the ability to independently collect specifications and document the solutions they will implement.

Coordination and Task Management Skills

  • With guidance from senior staff, able to perform work according to schedule and coordinate work across members of their team

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IA-Iowa City

Other Locations US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1805760

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.