Posted to IASSIST on: 2020-08-14
Employer: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
Employer URL: https://ropercenter.cornell.edu
The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is looking to expand their fun and innovative archiving team. This Data Curator position offers full Endowed Cornell benefits and a standard work week of 39 hours. As part of the archive data team (https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/staff/roper-staff), this person will work collaboratively to process incoming public opinion research data (survey results) from a major collection of political science experimental survey research, making the data available to our expanding individual, commercial and academic user base.
Duties will include:
- Review and accurately process an incoming collection of survey datasets, including conversion of dataset and documentation files to archival formats.
- Provide quality control and error-checking for datasets and related documentation processed by self and others, comparing final processed dataset and documentation to original materials
- Ensure confidentiality/anonymity by removing potentially sensitive/identifying variables
- Create accurate metadata information and descriptions based on careful reading of datasets and related documentation.
- Ensure standardized metadata formatting by adhering to convention by using data ingest software.
- Translate data from older and/or obsolete formats to more modern formats.
- Work collaboratively to ensure question-level data entry is consistent and fully documented.
This is a 1-year, endowed benefit-eligible term position with the possibility of extension based on the availability of work and funding.
- Associates Degree with up to 2 years of experience in data entry or in an office environment or equivalent combination. Appreciation for detail and an understanding of the challenges to accuracy in repetitive work
- Ability to organize work, collect and analyze data, document processes and procedures, and maintain meticulous records
- Demonstrable written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team; has a positive attitude
- Ability to use good judgment and willingness to seek direction when questions or issues arise
- Ability to understand and apply standardized procedures and protocols
- Introductory level experience with statistical analysis programs (SPSS or Stata preferred)
- Ability to work remotely
- Prior experience with political science/social science/public opinion data and/or metadata standards preferred
Visa sponsorship not provided for this position.
UNIVERSITY JOB TITLE: Research Aide III, level C
Location: Primarily remote
Archived on: 2021-02-05