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The Cambridge Admissions Office (CAO) is looking for an experienced quantitative researcher to join us in the role of Research Analyst (Admissions).
In this role you will be based in the embedded Research Unit that sits within the Admissions and Data Services team in CAO, and is responsible for conducting research relating to admissions, outreach and the later stages of the student life-cycle.
You will conduct and present high quality quantitative research and analysis on a variety of topics related to undergraduate admissions, in support of the University's continual efforts to assess and improve the fairness of its admissions. Depending on the project, your research may inform the development of the collegiate University's admissions policy and practices, and/or the University's Access and Participation Plan with the Office for Students. There will be scope for independent academic judgement, originality, interpretation and presentation of results.
You will be co-Secretary to the Admissions Research Steering Group (which prioritises and reviews all of our admissions-related research). You will also line manage the Data Administrator (Admissions), and supervise and support them with the development and maintenance of the core internal admissions research dataset that you will use, as well as their other tasks.
You will have experience of quantitative research methodologies, statistical analysis and complex data manipulation, and excellent IT skills in Excel and statistical packages such as SPSS. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience of writing reports and producing recommendations for stakeholders with varying levels of knowledge and understanding.
You will be interested in Higher Education, and in particular the issues that can affect the recruitment and participation of undergraduates, particularly those from underrepresented or non-traditional backgrounds. You will take pride in your work and be highly organised. You will have a demonstrable ability to work independently and to use your own initiative and judgement, as well as experience of collaborating and a flexible approach.
Additional information about the role can be found within the Further Particulars.
If you wish to make an informal enquiry about the role please contact Alexa Horner, Senior Researcher (Admissions and WP), by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 January 2023, with interviews for the role expected to be held on Wednesday 18 January 2023.
When applying please upload your CV and a cover letter. Your application should clearly set out your suitability for the role, and how you meet the criteria listed in the Person Specification section of the Further Particulars (including relevant examples). Candidates will be shortlisted based on these criteria.
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Cambridge Admissions Office, CambridgeSalary
21 November 2022Closing date
4 January 2023