Research Data Manager (limited term)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2013-05-09

Employer: Penn State

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The Research Data Manager is responsible for providing restricted data contract management and support to faculty and students; acting as liaison between researchers and data distributors and relevant Penn State stakeholders; enforcing strict security protocols for restricted data use; assisting with IRB application submissions; managing acquisition and updates to secondary data collections on Population Research Institute networks; consulting with researchers to evaluate data needs and locate and obtain demographic data; developing and providing instruction and guidance on a range of data related topics; and representing the Population Research Institute at local and national meetings. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with social science data and/or research support services preferred. Candidate should be comfortable working independently and as part of a team and possess computer aptitude, customer service skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Familiarity with statistical software packages, UNIX, Web development, and commonly used social science datasets is preferred.

Archived on: 2013-06-28