Research Officer, Integrated Census Microdata (I-CeM) Project

Posted to IASSIST on: 2009-01-01

Employer: University of Essex

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This major new project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and located in the Department of History at the University of Essex, in collaboration the UK Data Archive. In conjunction with key commercial partners, the project will create an enhanced census data collection for Great Britain covering the period 1851 to 1911.

The Research Officer will specialise in the construction of standardised occupational coding schemes, harmonised over time and, where possible, mapped to other classificatory schemes. The successful candidate will also be responsible for investigating the integration and harmonisation of coding schemes for other key census variables, including family and household indicators and birthplace geography. The postholder will also be expected to support the promotion of the project, contribute to meetings and workshops and the writing of reports, teaching materials and user guides.

Applicants should be educated to degree level and ideally have experience of research in which methodical working and problem solving skills were a key part. They should be IT literate, and a knowledge of the development of large-scale data resources would be a distinct advantage. This is a fixed term post to 2011 in the first instance.

Archived on: 2009-01-18