Posted to IASSIST on: 2005-07-05
Employer: University of Washington
Employer URL: http://www.washington.edu/
Our Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR) has an outstanding opportunity for a(n) Data Archivist.
This individual will:
- Maintain and develop a large electronic data archive for social sciences research.
- Manipulate and construct large, complex data files using social science statistical software packages such as SPSS and SAS.
- Teach periodic courses in the effective use of Center?s data archive and other electronic data products.
- Maintain codebooks and update archive compendium.
- Obtain, format, store, and publish data on the Web for clients to use.
- Acquire data from domestic and international data archives.
- Search, evaluate and select data products not available from Center’s standard sources.
- Integrate new data into the existing system.
- Act as Center’s primary contact for numeric data request.
- Consult individually with faculty, staff and students to assist in identifying, accessing and utilizing appropriate data resources for their research and teaching.
- Perform data extraction from Center subscribed economic databases in response to various clients’ inquires.
- Provide user help in retrieving data from large datasets, merging data files, recoding and computing variables, and formatting data for use in different statistical software packages.
- Act as liaison between data source organizations and data users in terms of data access, data security control and data use agreement.
- Attend annual meetings and workshops on acquisitions and subsequent use of new data.
Minimum requirements include Bachelors degree in related field. Additional requirements include 3 or more years of direct employment experience in electronic data archive development and maintenance.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
MA or PhD preferred in Statistics, Library Science or a Social Science.
Archived on: 2005-12-31