Fragile Families Study Research Specialist II Position

Fragile Families Study Research Specialist II Position

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) at Princeton University is seeking a Research Specialist II to provide data management, statistical analysis, and operational support for the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS). FFCWS is a unique national study that is following a sample of children born in 20 U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000, many of whom are economically disadvantaged. Follow-up interviews with parents and (beginning at age 9) children were conducted when the children were approximately ages 1, 3, 5, 9, and 15. A new round of surveys, at Age 22, began in 2020.

The Research Specialist II will play a significant role in data quality assurance and programming for the current Year 22 wave of data collection, developing new supplemental data files to append to data in the FFCWS archive, and providing technical data support and outreach for FFCWS. The position will support Principal Investigators and collaborators, project staff, external researchers, and students using the FFCWS data.

The ideal applicant will have strong programming skills (Stata preferred), with the ability to help manage, support, and expand a large archive of data from this prominent study.   The successful candidate will be a self-starter and able to manage projects independently. They will be required to develop a deep understanding of FFCWS data files, efficiently code Stata programs, and quality check data files with a meticulous attention to detail. They will be expected to provide technical support to researchers from a variety of backgrounds with clear and concise written and verbal explanations. They should be able to thrive in a flexible, team-based work environment, and be committed to continued learning and training in areas such as data management and statistical analysis. The ideal applicant will also have familiarity with the experiences of economically disadvantaged families like those in the FFCWS sample.

To apply, a CV/resume along with a cover letter outlining general interests and career goals is required.  Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information and to access the application, click here.