Information Resources Technical Specialist at ICPSR - University of Michigan

Created: November 1, 2021


The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
is part of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of
Michigan. The consortium maintains the world’s largest archive of social
scientific data, with 15,000+ studies relating to education, aging,
criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and more. A global leader in
data science, ICPSR also supports continuing education in research design,
statistics, and data analysis. ICPSR employs 20 research faculty, 130
professional staff, and has an annual operating revenue of more than $15

ICPSR’s Metadata and Preservation unit is seeking an Information Resources
Technical Specialist to create, enhance, or update data documentation,
including variable descriptions and conceptual comparison modules, using
Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) specifications. DDI is an international
metadata standard for describing data produced by surveys and other
observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health

The position combines both the technical and the intellectual aspects of
creating state-of-the art metadata to facilitate data discovery and reuse.
The ideal candidate presents an inquisitive mind and a creative approach to
solving problems. An understanding of quantitative data management and
statistical formats and procedures, basic XML knowledge, as well as text
processing and Excel skills are desirable. Training will be provided.

The application deadline is 11/11/2021, and the posting with a fuller
description of the position and a link to the application system is here:

How to apply


Jay Winkler, MSI
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Assistant Archivist


Published: Monday, November 1, 2021 16:18 UTC

Last updated: Monday, November 1, 2021 16:18 UTC