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Data Scientist at YouGov

We donโ€™t just collect data, we connect data. YouGov is an international data and analytics group with the ambition to become a unique part of the global internet infrastructure - like Google for search, Facebook for social, Amazon for retail, we want it to be YouGov for opinion. Our value chain is a virtuous circle consisting of a highly engaged online panel, innovative data collection methods and powerful analytics technology. From the beginning we had one simple idea: the more people are able to participate in the decisions made by the institutions that serve them, the better those decisions will be. We are a global online community for millions of people, and thousands of organisations, to engage in a continuous conversation about their beliefs, behaviours and brands, and provide a more accurate portrait of what the world thinks.ย 

YouGov are looking to a talented Analytics Specialist to join our growing team in our Bucharest office. Ideally you will come from a Statistical, Data Science or Econometrics background.

What will I be doing?

  • Conducting ad hoc statistical analysis of survey data, potentially including
    • Linear regression
    • Regression with categorical dependent variables (binomial and multinomial logistic regression)
    • Regression with multilevel or panel data (eg, fixed fixed effects, random effects, hierarchical models, time-series cross-sectional models)
    • Clustering methods (k-means, hierarchical, latent class/finite mixture)
    • Factor analysis, principle components, and correspondence analysis, and related spatial methods
    • Analysis with incomplete or missing data (multiple imputation, full-information maximum likelihood)
    • Conjoint and best-worst scaling (maxdiff) instrument design and analysis
  • Assessing the structure of data and making recommendations about appropriate techniques for analysis
  • Writing easy-to-read, replicable code for analysis (mostly in R); reviewing, editing, and collaborating on code with other analysts
  • Communicating the results of statistical analysis to internal (YouGov) and potentially external audiences, including both audiences with and without training in statistics and quantitative methods
  • Assisting YouGov researchers in ensuring that proposed questionnaires and samples are adequate to sustain desired statistical analysis
  • Managing requests for assistance from researchers, including estimating project length and complexity, triaging competing priorities, and managing queries from YouGov researchers
  • Cleaning, processing, and recoding data to allow for statistical analysis

What do I need to bring with me?

  • University degree in statistics, econometrics, data science, or a related field (graduate-level training preferred)
  • Strong understanding of regression and spatial (supervised and unsupervised) techniques for data analysis, as outlined in responsibilities above
  • Experience in command-line based statistical software and familiarity with basic computer programming principles (strong R skills preferred)
  • Strong written and verbal English skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, and proactively communicate
  • Experience analysing and reporting on business or social science survey data preferred
  • Experience writing clean, sharable code, working with version control systems (GitHub/GitLab), and optimizing code for speed preferred
  • Experience in commercial market research, public opinion polling or data science settings preferred

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