Senior Research Technician - Data Analyst (Research Technician III) (510660)

  • California State University, Chico
  • Chico, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Information Technology and Communication Services

Job Description


Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under general direction, the incumbent undertakes a wide range of high-level research projects and data analytics in alignment with university priorities and institutional accountability. Helping to shape a culture of inquiry and data-informed decision-making.

The incumbent conducts analytical studies utilizing sound project methods and design and participates in the following areas: data quality assurance and integrity checking; working with data warehouse technical staff on the programming and machine processing of data; survey administration/analysis; and building data dashboards. Utilizing qualitative and quantitative analysis of data related to enrollment/retention/graduation trends, the incumbent executes research studies, interprets the data, presents research findings, and effectively disseminates the findings with university constituents in such a way that they will be useful for decision-making and institutional improvement.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
  • Bilingual.
  • Graduate degree in data science or related discipline, and at least one year of research or related technical experience; or a Bachelor's degree and two years of experience designing and conducting research.
  • Experience in a higher education environment; experience with student learning outcomes assessment is strongly preferred.
  • Training and/or experience with the use of data mining (or machine learning) techniques and algorithms such as decision trees and cluster analysis.
  • Working knowledge of predictive modeling and model verification.
  • Demonstrated experience using business intelligence and analytics platforms such as MS Power BI, Tableau, IBM Cognos, or data science toolkits such as R and SPSS.

Required Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university (Additional qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis).
Three years of progressively responsible technical research or statistical experience including or supplemented by one year in the interpretation and graphic presentation of data.
  • Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, Summer - Mon-Thurs 7:00-5:30. *Telework may be available part-time.

Salary and Benefits Information:

$4,476 - $8,097 per month / $53,712 - $97,164 annually

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines. Incumbent is responsible for the safety and security of Level 1 data, sometimes also referred to as Level 1 protected data. This is confidential information that is in most cases protected by statutes, regulations, or other legal mandates.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, "Today Decides Tomorrow," is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 03/08/22. Applications received after that date may be considered.)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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