Assistant Analyst

Calling all data nerds! We're looking for a data-savvy person with interest in statistics, research, and public health.

Background Information

Are you data savvy with an interest in statistics, research, and public health? This is your opportunity to make a difference while growing your professional skills! Work for an independent consulting company with exceptional benefits, competitive compensation, and a focus on sustainability.

We are seeking a tenacious problem solver with strong analytical skills to support work on evaluation and research projects. In this position, you will perform data processing, monitoring, cleaning, and analysis. Writing and communication skills are essential.

Specific Responsibilities

Data Management (75%)

  • Clean and prepare data for analysis (SAS/SPSS)
  • Process monthly vendor and survey data (SQL/SAS)
  • Work with project teams to identify and implement data monitoring criteria
  • Conduct survey sampling
  • Create, modify, and test online surveys (LimeSurvey)
  • Develop code libraries and maintain dataset documentation

Analysis (15%)

  • Perform analysis in SAS and SPSS to support evaluation studies and research projects
  • Create data visualizations (charts, graphs, tables)
  • Communicate analysis results in writing

Internal projects (10%)

  • Research and report on best practices for statistical analysis
  • Other work as directed


  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in an analytic field
  • 1 – 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in statistical programming and data management using SAS, SPSS, or R
  • Familiarity with statistical tests and regression

About PDA

Founded in 1984, Professional Data Analysts, Inc. (PDA) is an independent evaluation consulting company with over 25 employees that works primarily with departments of health in states across the country to evaluate public health programs. PDA offers a collaborative work environment that fosters professional growth and supports staff participation across the different stages of evaluation, such as planning, data collection, data analysis, and reporting of results, both written and orally. PDA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits like paid parental leave and disability insurance. We have a flexible work environment and dog-friendly office. PDA also has a strong commitment to sustainability and operates according to a triple bottom line.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to

Posted date: February 2019

Our Team

Our dedicated and talented team is united by our common desire to improve communities.

Becky Lien

Becky Lien

Director of Statistics and Research

Sara Richter

Sara Richter

Senior Statistician II

Sam Friedrichsen

Sam Friedrichsen

Analyst I

Saahithi Rao

Saahithi Rao

Analyst Intern