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Assistant Analyst (Posted September 11, 2018)

Background Information

Are you a recent graduate 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 and competitive compensation. Our office is located near downtown Minneapolis and offers scenic views of the Mississippi River.

Professional Data Analysts, Inc. (PDA) is currently seeking an Assistant Analyst to support work on evaluation and research projects. This is a new entry level position within PDA’s Statistics Team. The Assistant Analyst will perform data processing, monitoring, data management, and analysis. Strong quantitative, writing, and communication skills are essential. This is a full-time position (32 to 40 hours per week) with benefits. However, part-time (20 hours per week) may be considered for current students.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Process vendor and survey data (SQL/SPSS/SAS)
  • Work with project teams to identify and implement data monitoring criteria
  • Prepare reporting datasets for analysts (SAS/SPSS)
  • Create, modify, and test online surveys (LimeSurvey)
  • Conduct survey sampling
  • Develop code libraries (SAS/SPSS) and maintain dataset documentation
  • Perform analysis in SAS and SPSS to support evaluation studies and research projects
  • Create data visualizations (charts, graphs, tables)
  • Communicate analysis results in writing
  • Research and report on best practices for statistical analysis


  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in an analytic field (Statistics, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, physical sciences, etc.)
  • Experience in statistical programming using SAS, SPSS, or R
  • Ability to perform statistical tests
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Time-management, communication, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in public health , program evaluation, survey management, health services research, or tobacco cessation

About PDA

Founded in 1980, Professional Data Analysts (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. Our Statistics Team also provides statistical consulting to Universities, medical institutions, and other research entities. 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

Current undergraduate (3rd or 4th year) and Master’s level graduate students may apply as we will consider a part-time position for the right candidate. To apply, please submit your cover letter, unofficial transcripts, and resume to datamanager@pdastats.com. The application process will include a short test to assess programming experience in one of three statistical applications: SAS, SPSS, or R.

It is the policy of Professional Data Analysts, Inc. to ensure equal employment opportunity in accordance with all applicable federal regulations and guidelines. Employment discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status, or veteran status is illegal. It is the policy of Professional Data Analysts, Inc. to prohibit employment discrimination under any consideration prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law or any other factor determined to be an unlawful basis for such decisions by federal, state, or local statutes.