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Job Summary

The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) in the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) is seeking an Applications Programmer/Analyst Associate. The successful candidate will bring hands-on technical expertise and experience to a fast-paced technical team.

IRIS is an IRB-approved data repository that collects, integrates, warehouses, and makes available both restricted and publicly available data on the social and economic impact of academic research and training. It is part of the Innovation, Networks, and Knowledge (INK) program at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. ISR is the world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization and conducts some of the most widely-cite and influential social science research in the world. Its work is supported through institutional membership dues and research grants.

IRIS ingests member university administrative data related to research awards and student academic data into a highly protected data enclave environment and makes linkages to Census Bureau data and other datasets, allowing IRIS to then generate reports demonstrating the career trajectory of research staff, vendor spending, as well as other measures of impact. In addition, IRIS makes these combined datasets available for research purposes, allowing approved investigators to access de-identified data in a virtual data enclave. See for more information.


The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) is seeking an Applications Programmer/Analyst Associate with a working knowledge of HTML/CSS, Javascript, and modern JavaScript Frameworks, Version Control (GIT) and is interested in developing her/his technical skills and knowledge as the industry changes and needs arise. With guidance from the Lead Developer, major areas of responsibility will be:

  • Conceptualize, design, and develop new/existing web products and reports inways that incorporate interactivity, customizable features and retain a high level of quality.
  • Analyze complex programming challenges, as well as conceptualize solutions, while meeting production timelines and goals.
  • Provide continuity and support of existing applications via design, coding and deployment.
  • Serve as back-up to Lead Developer in managing IRIS portal, troubleshooting and deployment activities.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field AND 1-2 years of analysis/programming (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Demonstrated competence in all phases of web application development, including an understanding of Front-End languages such as JavaScript and JavaScript Frameworks.

Ability to learn new programming languages as needed

Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects to deadline

Proficient communication skills, both verbal and written

Collaborates well in a team environment

Effective organization and management of multiple priorities in a complex environment

Careful attention to detail

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as a successful team member

Desired Qualifications*

Masters’ degree in a relevant field and/or 3+ years of equivalent experience

Experience with REACT and d3

Experience with C# and ASP.NET.

Experience with Python and SQL.


Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, days

Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research 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.