Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Under the supervision of the Director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center, the person in this position will be responsible for providing survey and data management to the clients of the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC). This will include programming survey instruments in software such as Qualtrics and WinCATI, pulling and preparing data sets, developing and managing tracking systems, manipulating and preparing data, and contributing to written reports. Ensuring the security and integrity of the data gathering process will be of upmost importance. This person will also serve as the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Central Plains Census Research Data Center contact for campus, the point of contact for the ISRC data haven, and help oversee our data analysis and software workshops and consulting services.
For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at: http://ppc.uiowa.edu/careers About the Public Policy Center The Public Policy Center(PPC) is the only interdisciplinary research center in the central administration of the University (Office of the Vice-President for Research) with a large, intramural research program and a University-wide research development program, emphasizing but not limited to the social sciences. PPC researchers investigate some of the most important issues affecting our daily lives in Iowa and beyond. We also share the resources and expertise of the University with policymakers and the public through our engagement activities. Student involvement and training in research is emphasized, as is the development and support for interdisciplinary research across all Colleges.
Education or Equivalency Required A Bachelor's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Demonstrated six months to one year of experience with social science data collection, social science research design, and social science data analysis.
Demonstrated six months to one year of experience manipulating data in software packages such as Excel, SAS, SPSS, R, or Stata.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated flexibility with multiple technologies, such as desktop software and/or developing web applications.
Highly Desirable Qualification
Demonstrated knowledge or experience with survey development tools such as WinCati or Qualtrics.
Demonstrated understanding of data security and storage.
Knowledge of UI policies, procedures and regulations (i.e., HawkIRB, Workflow, UI purchasing procedures).
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For a complete list of job requirements, see posting 19004418 at jobs.uiowa.edu
Internal Number: 19004418_1570724059
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.