Statistical and Data Analyst

Human Sciences Research Council

Western Cape, South Africa

36 MonthsContract

Jul 8

The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) is a specialist research centre within the Human Sciences Research Council that is dedicated to producing policy relevant research and statistical analysis in the domain of science, technology and innovation, in the African context. CeSTII has a vision to be a thought and practice leader, as well as an acknowledged site of excellence in its field, and aims to consolidate its position as a value-adding component of South Africas national innovation system. CeSTII includes specialists in the area of science, technology and innovation measurement and policy, as well as economic development, social science disciplines, statistical analysis and data management.CeSTII seeks to appoint two highly motivated and capable Statistical and Data Analysts who will be based in Cape Town, working with the statistical analysis team. The level of appointment will depend on the mix of qualifications and experience of the successful candidates. Key responsibilities include:Extracting data from R&D and innovation survey databases using query language and advanced database tools.Guarding and protecting the organization's data, ensuring that the databases produce consistent, correct and reusable data.Managing and maintaining existing computerised and conventional filing systems. Performing data manipulations, validations and analysis for mandatory report writing and ad hoc requests.Supporting and informing processes to upgrade and test survey databases Automation of data analysis procedures and documentation of data management processes.Assisting in planning and managing databases for new surveys on aspects of the national systems of innovation.Develop systems to track users of CeSTIIs data, reporting on these on a regular basis, and networking with key staff, data users and stakeholders.Delivering high quality results to budget and to meet deadlines Communicating research findings in the form of databases, data tables, figures and diagrams.Assisting in managing data that is submitted to CeSTIIs main stakeholders such as NEPAD-NCP, OECD-NESTI-MSTI, UNESCO_UISPublication in high impact journals

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