Research Associate - The Tennessee Education Research Alliance

The Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) is a research-policy-practice partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. TERA conducts research on questions of greatest urgency to the state and ensures that actionable findings are brought to the attention of policymakers and practitioners to whom they are important. The Research Associate will be a critical member of the TERA team and will lead work in one of the four TERA research strands as well as serve as the primary data manager for TERA’s extensive longitudinal data sets. Applicants will need to have strong independent research experience, advanced data management experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a desire to create products that bridge the gap between research and practice. Research Associates will lead data collection, management, governance, and cleaning for longitudinal administrative data sets. Additionally, they will manage graduate students work with data collection, cleaning, and governance, as well as prepare and publish original research, research syntheses, policy briefs, and other products as needed. They will independently carry out and design highly sophisticated and independent experiments and research projects, and report to the Executive Director and work in partnership with the Faculty Director to create key research products.

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