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University of Michigan
  • Position Number: 1883157
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Programmer Analyst Associate

Job Opening ID: 185948
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Organizational Group: Inst Soc Research
Department: SRC-Innovation,Netwrks&Knwldge
Posting Begin/End Date: 3/25/2020 4/08/2020
Salary: $50,000.00 $55,000.00
Paid Time Off:
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The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) is seeking a Programmer Analyst Associate with a working knowledge of Python and SQL to contribute to training efforts being developed to promote research capacity with big data and to play a hands-on role in cleaning and linking large datasets. You will bring hands-on technical expertise to a fast-paced technical team.

This is a fixed-term appointment for two years with a possible extension to a third year depending on availability of funding.

Effort devoted to training activities and to data production work will fluctuate depending on timing of trainings and other external demands that cannot be foreseen at this time. Administratively the position will sit within the IRIS data team and will be supervised by the Lead Programmer with dotted line reporting to the Research Manager, who will jointly assess job performance.

Training activities (under the direction of the Executive Director and Research Manager) include:
  • Contribute to efforts to develop instructional materials by adapting existing material, data, and exercises for training opportunities.
  • Provide technical and research support to learners by responding to data and technical questions in training settings, as well as providing ongoing participant support.
  • Coordinate the work of several master's students who will provide both technical support for participants and general administrative support for training.

Data production activities (under the direction of the Lead Programmer) include:
  • Assist in writing code to clean, standardize, link, and process large datasets.
  • Analyze complex data processing applications/challenges and conceptualize solutions.
  • Identify and download datasets for linkage purposes. Contribute to the development of code to link these datasets, identifying and resolving potential issues.

Required Qualifications*
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Data Science, or other related field
  • At least 1 year of programming experience (may include internships and other unpaid programming experience)
  • Advanced knowledge of or experience with SQL and relational databases; proficiency in Python
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment as well as independently
  • Familiarity or experience with analysis and protection of restricted data
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to multi-task easily across multiple projects; highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Experience supporting and communicating with non-technical audience
  • Effective time and project management skills

Desired Qualifications*
  • Master's degree in a relevant field and/or 4+ years of equivalent experience
  • Experience developing and presenting training materials to a variety of audiences

Additional Information
About IRIS

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. See for more 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.

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