The Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is seeking a Research Programmer I to join its team. This Research Programmer I works in a multidisciplinary environment in support of policy research on a wide range of issues and provides programming support to research projects. Provides programming support to research projects.
Job responsibilities include:
Design, code, test, debug, document and maintain complex programs
Participate in research projects. Contributes to research designs, and participates in the preparation of research papers
Use Stata or SAS to extract, clean, manage, and analyze data as a member of research project teams
Work with a team on helping manage data collection, conduct descriptive analysis, and create reports
Acquire a strong understanding of research topics and a thorough knowledge of the data and programming efforts involved
Ability to produce careful and detailoriented work
Exceptional problem-solving abilities and strong analytic skills
Excellent communication skills
Basic understanding of statistical methods (regression, ANOVA, tÂtests, etc.)
Minimum education: Masterâs degree Combined work experience and education as equivalent
Minimum Experience: 1year
Major in statistics, biostatistics, economics, psychometric, mathematics, quantitative social sciences, or related field required.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) five business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Job Profile SummaryMinimum Education: Master's degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalentMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Demonstrated creativity and innovation in solving conceptual programming problems. Competent to work independently on complex programming.
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