Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
You will be responsible for the implementation of grant deliverables with guidance and oversight from the IPUMS Health Surveys or IPUMS USA project manager. You will potentially be involved in all stages of data and metadata production, including testing the web dissemination system. The range of work includes coding data, harmonizing codes across datasets, resolving comparability issues, documenting variables, exploring data quality, testing website functionality, adapting existing methods and tools to new purposes, and developing new approaches to address novel situations. You may be required to supervise research assistants and/or other data analysts. The position may also involve public presentations on campus or at professional conferences to disseminate information about IPUMS projects.
A master’s degree.
One or more years of data analysis experience.
Excellent computer skills.
Experience with census or survey microdata using a major statistical package (SPSS, Stata, SAS, or R).
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Additionally, for the IPUMS USA position, the candidate must have or obtain Special Sworn Status (SSS) with the United States Census Bureau in order to work in the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) on the University of Minnesota campus. This will involve a background check, and either US citizenship or a candidate who has resided within the US for the past 2-3 years. We expect that if the chosen candidate does not have SSS when accepting the position that they will apply for SSS within 1 week of accepting the position.
Additional selection criteria:
Experience using one of the IPUMS databases or any other large-scale census or survey data.
Degree in a social science or health-related field.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team.
Ability to learn new information technology as required.
For the IPUMS USA position, experience working in a FSRDC.
Internal Number: 335562
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