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Senior Data Analyst

Onward is recruiting a Senior Data Analyst to work across all of our research programmes and bring our polling and analysis to life. You will produce data-driven, impactful research using large datasets, and be our in-house expert on quantitative analysis, working with researchers, research fellows and external pollsters on a wide range of topics. This is the ideal second or third job for someone with a background in quantitative research who is interested in UK politics and policy.

Job description

  • Statistical analysis
    • Apply advanced statistical techniques to analyse large datasets, including segmentation, logit and multivariate regression and principal component analysis, such as our Good Neighbours and Network Effects reports.
    • Identify datasets to test possible research questions using social surveys, administrative data, the Census, and opinion polling.
  • Communication
    • Draft and co-author research reports, briefings and op-eds to shape the debate around policy and politics in the UK.
    • Extract meaningful patterns and trends from a range of datasets. Use insights to tell clear and compelling stories.
    • Communicate complex quantitative findings to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Research collaboration
    • Collaborate with Onward’s policy teams to design and execute quantitative analyses to answer key research questions, such as our Missing Millenials and Reality Check reports.
    • Communicate findings and insights to colleagues, fostering a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment.

Person specification

  • A University degree in a field related to statistics, social or political science, data science, or quantitative research methods.
  • Previous experience working in quantitative research.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software (e.g. R, Python, STATA, Excel) and data visualisation tools (such as Tableau or QGIS).
  • Excellent communication skills – able to interpret, visualise and present data.
  • Highly organised – able to work independently and as part of a team, and manage multiple projects at any given time.

Salary: £32,500 – £42,500. Dependent on experience.

Commitment: Full-time

Working pattern: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, flexible working from home and the Westminster Office.

Closing Date: 7th March

Interviews with a case study: w/c 11th March

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to office@ukonward.com