Institution (Location)
Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Salary
Commensurate
Position Description
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Education and Experience

     Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and       

     experience

     Five years of related experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Psychology, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively use personal computer to communicate; ability to effectively communicate with faculty, educators, and staff; demonstrated abilities to document and analyze data and write reports and manuscripts; detail oriented and ability to organize tasks and prioritize work with minimal supervision; knowledge of word processing, Tableau, Qualtrics, statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, STATA and/or SAS), and database applications; knowledge and understanding of the mission and role of the Land Grant University System.

How to Apply

Job Description

Applicants should submit an application letter, resume, and a list of three references with contact information.

Job Description Summary

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Dallas seeks a Lead Data Analyst to work in close collaboration and coordination with the Healthy Living research team, whose work focuses on addressing health disparities and promoting health equity through community-engaged interventions and projects. The individual in this position will serve as lead data analyst and data manager to evaluate community-based interventions targeting cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other health risk factors among underserved populations, including (but not limited to) Healthy South Texas and AgriLife’s Healthy Living program.

Texas A&M AgriLife is a diverse organization that supports healthy living for all Texans, through the research of targeted agricultural practices that yield nutritious food sources, outreach programs that train community members on growing their own food, and preservation of natural resources via eco-friendly means, all while following practices that lead to a stronger Texas economy. Overseen by the Office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife includes the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Forest Service, and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Dallas houses scientific research, public outreach, and education programs. The Center is a regional hub for all Texas A&M AgriLife activity. It is one of 13 AgriLife Centers across the state – each focusing on issues specific to their region. Initiatives at Dallas hinge on healthy living, urban agriculture and forestry, and water and land resource management. Healthy Living programs at the Center, led by Dr. Rebecca Seguin-Fowler, implement, evaluate, and disseminate scientific solutions, applicable to all Texans, for improved public health. We aim to understand the means of building communities around healthy living and about facilitating the delivery of current, accurate, evidence-based programs, guidelines, and information that supports healthier living for Texans.  A state-of-the-art building for healthy living initiatives is being designed at the Dallas campus and will open in 2021.

The Lead Data Analyst will contribute to achieving the goals of the Texas A&M AgriLife through supporting Healthy Living research studies and projects that are focused on health equity and health disparities; food access, food systems, food insecurity, and dietary patterns and behaviors; physical activity behaviors and intervention development; policy system and environmental change; citizen science and community engaged research; and mHealth technologies for monitoring, assessment, and intervention implementation.

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