The Institute for Business in Society at the Darden School of
Business seeks a motivated research professional to join its team
for a two year assignment.
The Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) at the University
of Virginia Darden School of Business develops and inspires leaders
who aim to positively impact society through business. Our
Institute's primary activities include: conducting research;
generating thought leadership; convening events among thought
leaders in multiple sectors; and developing courses and teaching
materials related to business and society issues.
The Research Data Specialist collaborates with faculty to create
and execute multidisciplinary research plans in Business and
Society. The Research Data Specialist generates thought leadership
and other content on Business and Society issues, and assists in
the development of data resources, data cleaning, database creation
and management and the creation of data extracts. The Research Data
Specialist conducts literature reviews, and provides data
analytical support for empirical studies that will aid faculty in
producing publishable academic work.
From their position within IBiS, the Research Data Specialist
will work across the centers and institutes that make up the Darden
Office of Research Support to assist in developing relational
databases and data archives, along with tools to manage, query, and
add data resources to the databases.
The Research Professional will be part of a team of research
professionals in the Institute for Business in Society. In
collaboration with IBiS research staff, the Research Data
Specialist will develop research deliverables with specific
faculty, and support the publication, translation, and
dissemination of key findings to stakeholders including business
practitioners and policy makers.
Position responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with faculty and staff to execute against research
- Under faculty and staff direction, develop research outputs
including literature reviews, original data sets, statistical
- Design and build databases to store scholarly research-related
- Create extracts from database; clean and preprocess datasets
for analysis, either by faculty or students, or by the candidate
- Translate scholarly work for different audiences; produce a
steady stream of thought leadership pieces rooted in scholarly
publications, but targeted for practitioners, policy makers, and
- Coordinate with the Office of Research Support and across
centers and institutes to identify data resources for faculty
- Contribute ideas and written content to the fundraising case
for Darden's business in society activities, with research products
that make a clear case to alumni and donor prospects for additional
support for faculty, research, and the development of ideas at
Professional experience and education:
- Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in a
social science, business, statistics, or data science field
- Proficiency with a statistical programming language such as R
or Python on real-world data sets; strong understanding relational
- At least four years of experience with research and writing;
customer service or client-oriented work, especially in database
management and research, including proficiency in SQL; proficiency
programming in Stata and other statistical software.
This position has a term limit of two years.
This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt
level, benefited position. The University will perform background
checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about
the position or the application process, please contact Ashley
Cochran, Senior Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple
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CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name,
email address, telephone number, and address).
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