Research Analyst Assistant

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA 🇺🇸


Campus: Tempe

Research Analyst Assistant

Job Description

The Global Futures Laboratory of Arizona State University is currently looking for a Research Analyst Assistant to support the participatory research of the “Arizona Water for All” project. This role involves developing, maintaining, and analyzing water policy information. Regular communication with public agencies, AZ Water for All advisors, and ASU research administrators will be required as part of the job. This position reports to the AZ Water for All PI, involving teamwork, self-directed, and independent task completion. The Research Analyst performs additional independent research and tasks as assigned. Arizona Water Innovation Initiative supports the “Arizona Water for All” project. To learn more about the initiative, please see:

Job Family: Research & Laboratory

Department Name: Global Inst of Sustain & Innov

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time


Scope of Search: Open

Grant Funded Position

This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range: $42,000 – $60,000 per year; DOE

Close Date: 19-September-2023

Category: 02

Essential Duties

Responsibilities for the Research Analyst Assistant include:

  • Develops rapport and strong working relationships with contacts with water-insecure communities.
  • Develops credibility and strong working relationships with contacts at water-related government agencies.
  • Supports the team in developing multi-methods tools, collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data.
  • Supports the team in data collection (qualitative and quantitative) related to water insecurity. 
  • Assists in prioritizing data tasks for supported projects and general research needs to ensure timely data delivery. 
  • Assists in reviewing source data and validates data integrity using appropriate software tools (e.g., MAXQDA, MS Excel, SPSS).
  • Enters data into, reviews, and maintains databases utilizing Microsoft programs like Excel or SurveyMonkey.
  • Prepares reports, handouts, and websites for water stakeholders utilizing Microsoft programs like Word, PowerPoint, and Canva.
  • Performs independent studies, internet, and library searches on water insecurity issues.
  • Assists with community assessments, identifying relevant prior research, instruments, new data, or existing data sources as required for projects or activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to area of assignment AND one year of related experience; OR, Any equivalency combination of education and or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of formats for numeric data and experience in converting and normalizing numeric data formats.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of at least one statistical analysis software application for managing and analyzing numeric data (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Stata).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic research environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data collection and analysis methods, techniques, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards used to describe numeric datasets and codebooks.
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal and written communication.
  • Experience in project management and time management.
  • Experience working in a diversified environment and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Experience in meeting project deadlines and stay organized.
  • Experience in traveling via car to local, off-site locations to collect data.

Working Environment

  • Climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer;
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally in to perform essential duties.
  • Expected to be responsive to customers, engaged in work production, resourceful, flexible, and respectful of others.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations, and a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market, as such the following options may be offered dependent on department needs:

Flexible work options

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.
  • Remote work is an arrangement where the employee spends less than 60% of their regular workweek at a regularly assigned ASU work location. Executive vice president-level approval is required.

Department Statement

For the eighth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university’s culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all five years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.





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