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Senior Research Analyst

Omaha, Nebraska

Job Title: Senior Research Analyst

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Job Summary:

In a career as a Senior Research Analyst you have a unique opportunity to work within a service setting, where we are studying the etiology of child and family functioning and evaluating prevention and treatment interventions in the areas of parent training, family services, school intervention, and out-of-home care. Routine clinical data collected during the provision of multiple family and school services as well as research data from NIH- and IES-funded grants are available for analysis with guidance from Dr. W. Alex Mason, Director of the TRC, and other staff members.


  • Develops and maintains database systems and serves as an expert resource on existing systems for Boys Town Services.
  • Designs, develops, and implements evaluation and research projects.
  • Makes recommendations regarding priorities and future directions of research projects.
  • Serves as a senior member of research and program development project teams.
  • Collects, enters, and analyzes data; manages data files, ensuring accuracy and security of data.
  • Applies knowledge of relevant methods to research and evaluation projects from the planning stage through the completion stage.
  • Writes and presents regular reports on relevant research and evaluation activities to include manuscripts for peer reviewed scientific and professional journals.
  • Collaborates with team to prepare and present results of research projects to internal and external audiences.
  • Trains and consults with data collection staff at project sites as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, related area, or equivalent; Master's degree is preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience including research.
  • Available to travel.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in program development, research methodology, and statistical analysis, and technical writing; advanced programming skills with SPSS and other statistical software.
  • High level of professionalism and interpersonal skills. Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to translate complex data into understandable conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative environment, meet deadlines, and multi-task while maintaining quality standards.

About the Translational Research Center (TRC):

The TRC (formerly the National Research Institute for Child and Family Studies) is a highly unique research center embedded within Boys Town, a national service organization, that provides uncommon opportunities for involvement in applied research that directly impacts and improves services. The TRC conducts research on child development and family functioning, tests the efficacy/effectiveness of interventions, and translates findings into practice both within and outside of Boys Town. The TRC also has close ties with the Boys Town National Research Hospital (e.g., the Neurobehavioral Research Center) as well as with local and regional universities, which provides multiple collaboration opportunities.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians, free prescriptions, tuition assistance, access to the campus Field House, parenting resources from our experts and advancement opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

Schedule: Full-Time

Date Posted: September 17, 2019

Job ID: 14299

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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