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Research Technician I

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Department: College of Science
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Research

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time temporary position available on or after February 14, 2022 and ending on or before February 13, 2021 in STEM Success, ASPIRE Grant. Appointment will be made for one year from date of hire with the possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

      Under the general supervision of the Project Director the Research Analyst position has primary responsibility to support the data collection, analysis, and reporting needs of the ASPIRE Grant. This position serves as the primary resource that provides analytical support, including coordination of data collection, dissemination of data, and data reporting tasks as requested by the ASPIRE project team.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Work with the ASPIRE project leadership to determine appropriate research and data analysis methodologies.
      • Compile and analyze multiple data elements related to the grant project and will interface and liaise as necessary with project personnel.
      • The research analyst will create and maintain analytical datasets for student "pipeline" or prospect studies, applications and admissions tracking analysis, degrees conferred reporting, student retention and graduation rate analysis, and provide additional reports on key performance indicators of ASPIRE project transfers to CSU Stanislaus.
      • Create and maintain datasets as necessary, and/or update existing programs to compile and extract data.
      • These duties will include querying large databases (i.e. PeopleSoft), and review data extracted for completeness and accuracy, including development of additional programs to further clean and/or manipulate the data, and create reports.
      • This role will also support the development of assessment or feedback surveys as well as provide analysis of data.
      • This will include working with diverse stakeholders to develop and/or formulate research questions, assist with web-based survey design and format, develop sampling procedures, gather and analyze data, and provide summary reports to the project team for performance management and/or dissemination as needed.
      • Respond to ad hoc requests from the university community and external constituents. Work with internal clients to develop customized and summary reports.
      • Serve as liaison or representative for ASPIRE project committees or working group, including but not limited to the ASPIRE Project data and research team and CSU HSI-STEM Think Tank collaborative.
      • Will maintain relationships with staff in the Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics Office, the Office of Information Technology, and Enrollment Services, and serve on other related committees as needed.
      • Other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university, including or supplemented by a course in statistics. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities delineated below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

      Experience: One year of experience in technical research or statistical work. One year of graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or engineering fields may be substituted for the required experience.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree in an analytical or social science field preferred.
      • Experience using Excel, PeopleSoft or other querying tools.
      • Experience using specialized web-based survey software preferred.
      • General knowledge of federal/local regulations concerning human subject surveys and IRB processes preferred.
      • General knowledge of commonly used data elements and procedures for federal/state/regional reporting requirements to such entities as, the CSU Chancellor's Office, IPEDS National Center for Education Statistics, and Department of Education preferred.
      • Experience using SAS or SPSS preferred.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Working knowledge of research techniques and the methods of preparation of research reports;
      • Working knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of frequency series, data, simple correlation methods, sampling techniques, and construction of index numbers.
      • Ability to assist in preparation of questionnaires, gathering and analyzing research data, and in compiling data for reports and summaries in tabular, graphic, and pictorial form.
      • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
      • Ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action;
      • Ability to speak and write effectively.

    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $3,120 – $3,432 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Research Technician I full range: $3,120 - $5,618 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER JANUARY 28, 2022. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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