Data Archivist

Posted to IASSIST on: 2006-08-08

Employer: University of Chicago

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Support researchers in retrieving and analyzing data from social sciences data archives, including the University of Chicago archives, the University of Michigan ICPSR data warehouse, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and AthensDA. Receive data requests from faculty and students, research data archives and determine which data fulfills the criteria of the requestor. Write or assist in writing text for scholarly documents including published works. Instruct researchers and members of research teams in archival techniques. Clean, format, and document research data for entry into the social sciences data archive. Consult with researchers on methodologies for data collection and retention as well as their associated costs as they pertain to future research projects design. Supervise research staff. Position reports to the Manager, Data Archive, Social Sciences Computing Services (SSCS).

Master’s degree in a social sciences concentration OR a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience required; Ph.D. in a social sciences concentration preferred; a minimum of two years of experience in data archival and retrieval preferred; a minimum of one year of experience collaborating with faculty members and other researchers to achieve their data archival needs preferred; experience working as a member of a research team preferred; experience in common statistics packages (SAS, STATA, SPlus, Matlab and SPSS) preferred; knowledge of where to find and how to obtain the most commonly used datasets for social scientists (ICPSR, Roper, AthensDA) preferred; excellent verbal and written communication skills required; excellent interpersonal skills required; attention to detail required; ability to manage time efficiently required; ability to handle multiple, concurrent projects required; excellent quantitative and analytical skills required.

Archived on: 2006-10-30