You will be involved in all stages of IPUMS integration work based on project needs. Specific tasks include standardizing codes across datasets, resolving comparability issues, writing variable documentation, processing new data and metadata into IPUMS systems, and testing website functionality. You may also help prepare/give public presentations on campus or at professional conferences to disseminate information about IPUMS projects.
A bachelor's degree.
Excellent computer skills.
Experience with at least one major statistical software package (SPSS, Stata, SAS, or R).
At least six months (or two semesters) of experience working with data.
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) at the University of Minnesota. 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 comparative 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.
Please detail in your cover letter your experiences with data, including relevant courses, internships, and jobs.
Internal Number: 335560
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