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Apply now Job no: 97454-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Research Data Analyst

Official Title:


Hiring Department(s):



50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 05, 2019


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

PhD in Education, Learning Sciences, Learning Games, Computer Science, Statistics, or other related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Ability to analyze data to discover potential extractable statistical outcomes
- Ability to process data in a known analysis tool such as R
- Ability to generate visualization of extracted outcomes
- Ability to work with data sources in multiple formats (JSON, CSV)
- General understanding of how to query data from web based sources in R
- General familiarity with both SQL and NOSQL database structures
- General familiarity with video games and comfort playing them to tease out additional data points of interest

License or Certificate:


Position Summary:

The researcher will work with WCER projects to process telemetry data collected across multiple users and multiple games, looking for interesting patterns that highlight both learning (or non-learning), and results of the user experience of the games from an interface/interaction standpoint. The data is collected and retrievable through a custom data collection system with an external web/REST interface. The ideal candidate will work within a team setting, as well as autonomously. The candidate will be self-directed, highly competent and technically proficient with a passion for game-based learning, learning science research, and the ability to design and develop research studies.

Additional Information:



Mary Hegge
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Dr. Christine Pribbenow, current resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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