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  • You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single document to be considered for this position. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline your skills and related experience.
  • Due to current COVID-19 safety guidelines, you will initially be remote but will be based in our Ann Arbor office once it is safe to resume standard practices of office work and social interaction.
  • You may be asked to complete a technical skills assessment as part of the screening and/or interviewing process.

 

Job Summary

We at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan want to employ 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.

The Health and Retirement Study Program (HRS) is a research program housed within the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the ISR. The HRS program supports multiple research projects surrounding the health and economics of aging. We are looking for new team members for our Data Processing Team.

Reporting to the HRS Data Processing Manager, you will function as part of a team of experienced research staff to process HRS data for distribution to the research community. Under general direction, you will create cleaned, efficiently formatted, standardized data and documentation; communicate issues that may affect release of data products; review data for issues involving the disclosure of confidential information and take appropriate action. 

If you are self-motivated, look for solutions to problems independently and are detail-oriented, this job might be right for you. Additionally, if you are strong communicator, get along well with others, enjoy learning new skills, software and other technical tools, and can manage multiple and often competing tasks while consistently meeting milestones and due dates, you may be who we are looking for. 

 

Responsibilities*

  • Use SAS to clean, manage, merge, restructure, and analyze large, complex datasets
  • Produce a variety of high-quality data files and documentation for release to the research community
  • Maintain existing or construct new variables and databases
  • Perform quality checks on your work and that of other team members
  • Document and update data and programs

 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a social science discipline
  • Four or more years of SAS experience managing and manipulating with emphasis on data step programming and using macro statements
  • Experience subsetting, merging and restructuring complex data files
  • Microsoft Access skills to create and manipulate tables, queries, forms and report
  • Skills to identify and solve data problems
  • Experience documenting work performed

 

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.

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and any eligible family members for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting upon meeting eligibility criteria
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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