Ensure the success of assigned research projects and personnel, with one such effort being the Constituency-Level Elections Archive (http://electiondataarchive.org/). Assist in developing, implementing, and managing projects, infrastructure, technology, conferences, data collections, data repositories, and proposals in support of the research interests of the faculty.
Maintain partnerships and regular communication with collaborators from outside of the Center and University, including internationally.
Clean, document, manage, analyze, disseminate and interpret data. Answer questions from dataset users. Participate in the authoring and delivery of reports, presentations and publications. Monitor budgets and resource allocation.
Participate in the communications strategy of the Center and assigned projects.
Assist faculty members with IRB applications.
Oversee and conduct literature reviews. Maintain and update bibliographies of scholarly output.
Identify potential problems, evaluate and recommend approaches, and implement solutions.
Conduct other tasks as assigned.
This position requires onsite presence during the normal business week. Occasional domestic and international travel (no more than a few trips annually) to project sites, project-related meetings, professional conferences, and work-related training is required.
Master’s degree in political science or another social science, and 5-6 years of related experience, with an interest in political science and electoral research.
Excellent knowledge of, and applied experience with, quantitative research designs and methods.
Command of one or more of the following packages/languages or similar: R, Stata, Python.
Experience in the processing, documenting, and analysis of data.
Project management experience.
Superior written and oral communication skills in English.
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at once, take initiative, prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
A history of being organized, resourceful, and attentive to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including being comfortable working both individually and as part of a team.
Expertise or interest in learning one or more of the following areas or similar: big data, experiments, geographic information systems, high performance computing, network analysis, social media analysis, qualitative methods, and/or text analysis.
Salary is expected to be in the range of $60,000 - $75,000 annually, depending on education and experience. Also included will be the University of Michigan staff fringe benefits package.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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