Breezy HR - Data Acquisition Assistant

The QS Intelligence Unit (a division of QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd), is one of the world's leading compilers of independent market research and institutional evaluations in international higher education. The unit (QSIU) publishes a range of highly visible and influential rankings of international universities including the QS World University Rankings®, a range of reports on the trends and opinions of internationally mobile students and the viewpoint of employers as well as operating a range of commercially successful reporting, evaluation and bespoke consultancy services for individual universities. 
QSIU is seeking a motivated individual to take up a position of Data Acquisition Assistant. This position will require a combination of precision, data awareness, communication skills and interest in higher education. On a day to day basis this typically involves liaison with universities around the world via email and telephone, checking and validating of data and other data gathering activities. Ultimately, the role will support the delivery of the QS World University rankings and our other regional and dimension-specific rankings which have a global audience in the 100s of millions. 

Who are you? 

As well being able to demonstrate a genuine interest in Higher Education, you will have analytical insight and some familiarity with working with data. You will also be an effective communicator who is equally happy and confident responding to checking data in depth as you are getting on the phone and talking to people. You will be someone who is motivated by the prospect of contributing to the success and development of our business unit and its research outputs. 

Duties may include:

  • Data collection gathering correct information from universities directly via email, website, telephone or third party sources - Data entry accurate data entry into existing databases and other systems- Data validation determine if data is accurate, complete or meets specified criteria- Research research the web or other applicable sources for useful information- Research Outputs contributing to high quality and insightful research outputs

Gathering the correct information from universities can be a challenging task and often requires a surprising level of skill, tenacity and diplomacy as well as a healthy appetite for problem solving. 

Skills/attributes required

  • Ability to stay focused and an exceptionally high attention to detail- Tenacity, diplomacy and reliability- Healthy appetite for problem solving- Inquisitive mind and genuine interest in Higher Education- Effective time management- Commitment and Enthusiasm- Excellent command of English, written and spoken- Additional language skills are desirable. In particular, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic or Mandarin Advertised through Zoek c536622db8c14228b42310fe043790a31