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Requisition ID:  22863

Research Data Analyst

Job Summary

As a data analyst in the institutional Data Analytics + Assessment office, a diverse set of decision-makers will guide your work to perform research, conduct statistical analysis, develop reports, create dashboards, and provide evidence-based decision support.  You will sustain success through collaboration, teamwork, and providing clear, insightful, actionable, and customer-focused results.  You will view your colleagues in assessment, data engineering, data science, and data governance as your most valued assets.  You will be integral in advancing Purdue's strategic initiatives and next giant leaps.


  • Our students and their families deserve a high-value education they can afford.  With a focus on administrative efficiency, we are fitting our spending to their budgets - not the other way around - so that we can deliver the highest proven value in higher education.
  • Purdue intends to lead in educating all types of students online, whether traditional undergraduate students as part of their residential experience, midcareer students seeking advanced professional degrees, or non-traditional adult learners hoping to earn a college degree.
  • By leveraging our historic strengths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Purdue is answering the national call to prepare a greater number of highly capable graduates in these disciplines.
  • Researchers from all of Purdue's academic disciplines will collaborate to solve the world's most pressing challenges and improve people's quality of life.
  • Purdue is at the forefront of innovation in delivering higher education, both inside and outside the classroom, giving students access to some of the most effective and modern teaching and learning approaches that better prepare them for real-world careers.

Fully remote work is available for this position.  Purdue University offers a substantial benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Financial Management, MIS, CIT, Math/Statistics, Behavioral and Social Sciences or a closely related field
  • Two or more years of experience in data extraction, processing, visualization, and analysis; a full-time internship may be considered for experience
  • Ability to finish projects independently, on time, and with high quality
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present findings and maintain process documentation
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive data
  • Proficiency in visualizing data utilizing BI tools (Tableau preferred)
  • Knowledge of relational databases, including a strong understanding of reporting tool (Cognos and SQL preferred)
  • Ability to conduct statistical analysis (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Minitab)


  • Master's Degree
  • Knowledge of Tableau
  • Knowledge of Cognos and SQL

Additional Information:


  • This posting represents two vacancies
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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