JOBS@ECPR-METHODS: Research Assistant, Iowa Social Science Research Center

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The Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa seeks a Research Assistant under the supervision of the Director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC), the person in this position will be responsible for providing survey and data management to the clients of the 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 Census Data contact for campus, as well as the point of contact for the ISRC data haven.

The Public Policy Center (PPC) is an interdisciplinary academic research center in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development that investigates the most important issues affecting our daily lives.  Our research is focused on Iowa and beyond.  We also assist researchers across campus with their studies.  Our mission is to provide policymakers and the public with information to make our lives and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research.

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Salary range is $43,039 – Commensurate
  • Fringe benefit package including 24 days paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
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Five professional references will bew requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • Demonstrate six months to a year experience with understanding social science data collection, research design, and analysis including relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with a variety of individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Proficient in computer software applications
  • Knowledge or experience with survey development tools such as WinCati or Qualtrics.
  • Demonstrated flexibility with multiple technologies, such as desktop software and/or developing web applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of data security and storage including file permissions.
  • Familiarity with statistical software packages such as SAS, SPSS, R, or Stata.
  • Knowledge of UI policies, procedures and regulations (i.e., HawkIRB, Workflow, UI purchasing procedures).

See full call here. Deadline: 29 September 2016

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