US Federal Data Fellowship: Strategic Data Project @ Harvard University

Role: US Federal Data Fellowship: Strategic Data Project

Company: Harvard Strategic Data Project

Location: Washington, DC

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
Applicants must have completed their PhD in a relevant social science discipline and have at least ten years of relevant work experience, including a successful work history of designing and implementing large research projects in US public education. Applicants must have experience with large administrative data sets in education, sampling methods and primary data collection processes; in depth knowledge of education policy issues; experience with data processing, archiving, analysis and report writing, including statistical analysis; proficiency in major social science databases and statistical software packages; evidence of leadership and management skills. excellent communication skills, both oral and written; attention to detail; the ability to multi-task and prioritize efforts across simultaneous projects; and the ability to work both as part of a team and individually while meeting deadlines. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

The skills needed for each project will vary and the Senior Data Fellow will match to projects based on the skills they bring. Some of the high priority skills include: data science experience, proficiency in R and/or Python, and natural language processing; process/clickstream data analysis; and machine learning (e.g. unsupervised learning, predictive analysis, automated feature extraction).