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The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time position focusing broadly on social science research. We are especially interested in researchers developing, managing, and analyzing substance use data and conducting related research.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan maintains a number of long-standing research and data archiving projects and collaborates with other units. ICPSR is currently searching for an Assistant Research Scientist to work on the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), a data archiving project within the Business and Collection Development unit. The person will provide leadership for this project which involves working with extramural sponsors and investigators to develop the criminal justice archive of data and increase data reuse.

The assistant research scientist will join the ICPSR research faculty, conduct a research program, and contribute to the development of data and data infrastructure to support the mission of ICPSR to advance and expand social and behavioral research.

ICPSR, part of 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.

Desired Qualifications*

Ph.D. in Sociology, Economics, Public Health, Human Development, Psychology, Information Science, or a closely-related field; demonstrated interest in and familiarity with criminal justice research data preferred; experience with writing grants and contracts; strong leadership, communication, and administrative skills with exceptional attention to detail; proven ability to manage and analyze data of many types including survey and administrative data; familiarity with relevant software and research tools, including an understanding of the data pipeline, and strong writing skills. The ideal candidate will join the project immediately.

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