The Collaborative for Financial Equity and Inclusion (CFEI) at The Ohio State University, seeks a Research Scientist to join our team. The CFEI leadership team is based within the College of Arts and Sciences, in the Departments of Sociology (Dr. Rachel Dwyer) and Economics (Dr. Meta Brown), and in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs (Dr. Stephanie Moulton). The research scientist supports PIs and research projects on financial equity and inclusion using the Ohio State University Consumer Credit Panel (OSU-CCP) and other large administrative datasets such as linkages to Unemployment Insurance System data. The Research Scientist will be based in the College of Arts and Sciences and will also work with faculty and research assistants across various colleges and departments at OSU, especially the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, as well as with collaborators outside of OSU.
The CFEI Research Scientist performs data management, coding, and analysis of large panel datasets containing administrative data on individuals; writes programs using Stata statistical software and other programming languages; creates and maintains data documentation, codebooks, and research project manuals; develops and maintains expertise in consumer credit panel data from industry best practices and scholarly literature; develops and maintains expertise in administrative data analysis from industry best practices and scholarly literature; provides training and support to student research assistants and faculty who work with the credit panel data; collaborates with researchers to implement aims of research studies and identify appropriate statistical analysis techniques; assists in preparation of journal articles and technical reports; assists in all aspects of grant preparation and serves as primary liaison between Office of Sponsored Projects and PI team; serves as co-investigator on externally funded research projects; coauthors research publications for submission to scholarly journals; assists in managing IRB requirements for diverse projects; if reappointed after two year term, may be expected to secure external funding to support research program and salary.
Minimum Education Required
PhD in demography, economics, public affairs, sociology, or related field required.
Demonstrated expertise in current research expectations and methods in interdisciplinary social science. Demonstrated ability to be an independent, competent and productive researcher as evident by publication record, citation of research by others, presentations to scientific organizations or contributions to the research field. Experience managing large datasets and conducting analyses in Stata statistical software. Knowledge and experience with advanced statistical methods to work with large datasets.
Desired Qualifications Experiencing conducting analyses in R statistical software and/or Python or other computing languages. Experience managing teams of researchers. Experience managing and/or analyzing large panel datasets of consumer credit files. Expertise in financial equity and inclusion.
The Ohio State University is the flagship public university of Ohio. Its main campus is in the states capital, Columbus, providing direct access to public sector organizations and practitioners from all levels of government, as well as a large and vibrant nonprofit and philanthropic community. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States and has a diverse population and economy and offers many cultural and recreational amenities. Columbus was recently rated by Forbes as the #1 opportunity city in the country and #7 in the best cities for young professionals. Money Magazine rated it #3 for best cities for millennials.
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The Glenn College is currently ranked 7th in Public Administration and Policy in the Shanghai Rankings of the World Universities. The U.S. News World Reports ranks our M.P.A. program 20th overall, 8th in the Public Management and Leadership specialty, and 19th in the Public Policy Analysis specialty in the nation. The Ohio State University, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs together value diversity and offer a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.