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Project Analyst

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Project Analyst
Faculty Rank: Research Associate
Posting Number: SR0170369
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

- Performs analysis (i.e. statistical, spatial, impact, correlational, and predictive) using statistical and geospatial software tools of crash, demographic and related information.
- Prepares, presents, or communicates results of analyses through summaries, written reports, and graphic presentations.
- Maintains documentation to facilitate on-going development and future adaptations of analysis methods
- Routinely communicates current activities with supervisor and appropriate CGIT staff
- Works independently and within diverse team settings with minimal supervision in a fast-paced analytical and technical environment.
- Expected to be able to manage multiple projects and priorities; respond to on-demand and emerging requests with short deadlines; interpret various types of information and effectively present factual conclusions to both statistical and non-statistical audiences and effectively communicate orally, graphically, and in writing.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience in highway safety crash data and analysis
- Some travel (in and out of state) may be required

Required Qualifications:

- Masters in Statistical or Mathematical Sciences, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics or Health, Civil Engineering, or other similar field
- An exception can be made for a Bachelor’s degree in Statistical or Mathematical Sciences, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics or Health, Civil Engineering, or other similar field with significant related experience.
- Experience with managing multiple projects and priorities
- Experience with Microsoft Office software: Word, Powerpoint, Excel (specifically pivot tables)
- Experience with GIS tools, preferably ArcGIS
- Experience in generating graphical arrangements and displays
- Experience with data modeling and statistical functions and methods as well as qualitative and quantitative data analysis to produce preliminary, trend, and predictive interpretations of data
- Experience with performing data queries and working with linked data sets
- Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in Statistical or Mathematical Sciences, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics or Health, Civil Engineering, or other similar fields of study applicable to this position
-Experience with Microsoft Access, SAS or JMP, “R”, and MatLab
-Experience with programming languages (SQL, Java, or Python)
-Experience with GIS-based geo-coding and validation of location information, spatial GIS analysis, layering and graphical display and presentation of GIS data

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:

Position needs to CLOSE on 12/08/2017 per Brandon Herndon.

How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement and a list of 3 professional references to Apply to posting #
SR0170369. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 09/30/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Ctr for Geospatial Information Technology
Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Richmond, VA
Location Zip Code: 23269
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Job Posting Date: 10/26/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/08/2018
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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