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Job Summary

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist research investigators conducting longitudinal studies of human aggression in data processing and analyses tasks.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Creating SPSS data sets

Writing and documenting SPSS data and syntax files

Documenting data collection and analysis procedures

Conducting multivariate statistical data analyses using SPSS, M-Plus, & HLM

Preparing Qualtrics interviews and downloading Qualtrics data to SPSS

Supervising undergraduate assistant interviewers in collecting data

Supervising data processing assistants

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position, funded through April 30, 2021.  The anticipated 12-month annual full-time salary rate is $45,000-$48,000 depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline from a high quality institution required with experience and genuine interest in social science statistical data processing and computer programming; experience and knowledge of SPSS, including experience in writing complex SPSS syntax files; experience and knowledge of M-plus, experience and knowledge of multivariate statistical analyses techniques including structural modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, and multiple imputation of missing data; previous experience with documentation of data sets and data analysis procedures.  Candidate should also have the demonstrated ability and social skills to supervise and train assistants in interviewing and data processing techniques; demonstrated ability to complete complex tasks with above average accuracy with attention to details; and be dependable, reliable, and able to work independently as well as in a team oriented work environment.

Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.