Data Analyst III in Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology
Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Quals:
Bachelorâs degree and 5 years of related experience
â¢ PhD in Natural Sciences, Agronomy, Bio-Statistics, Statistics, or related field. â¢ Additional years of experience in ecology, biology, forestry, botany, agronomy, or related field. â¢ Experience with statistical design and data analysis in the context of biological or agricultural research. â¢ Experience with the imputation of missing values, sample surveys, and longitudinal studies. â¢ Experience analyzing data for policy, and publishing scientific documents.
The Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology (CSSM) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University (ISU) is seeking a full-time Data Analyst III for the Data Science Services Team.
This position requires a scientifically-minded individual who has:
1) Practical and theoretical knowledge in natural resources or agronomy.
2) Ability to identify and interpret data from aerial photography.
3) A strong desire to work collaboratively to discuss issues and identify solutions.
4) Significant expertise in applying formal data collection methods/protocols for the acquisition of reliable scientific data,
5) Experience in providing critical review of documents, tables, and output datasets.
6) A broad level of interest extending from managing logistical processes to scientific data collection to detailed statistical analysis of large datasets.
CSSM has over 50 years of experience in providing statistical and logistical support for major national land resource surveys. CSSM staff is composed of individuals having diverse areas of expertise, such as statistics, computer science, ecology, and agronomy. The National Resource Inventory survey (NRI) is a large, national survey effort requiring collaboration of CSSM staff, Department of Statistics faculty and graduate students, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff. The NRI survey consists of an annual photo-interpretive survey, an onsite grazing lands survey co-sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, and an onsite cropland survey co-sponsored by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Each survey has multiple stages of implementation, such as planning/preparation, data collection, and statistical processing/analysis.
The initial focus and primary responsibility of the Data Analyst III is the photo-interpretive portion of the National Resources Inventory (NRI). Additional management responsibilities will follow as the incumbent gains experience. The incumbent will have opportunities to engage in applied statistical research and other forms of professional development.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Pay Rate Type:
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Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
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