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Research Programmer II

Center for Economic and Social Research Los Angeles, California

CESR is seeking a Research Programmer II to join its team. This Research Programmer II position will work in a multidisciplinary environment in support of policy research on a wide range of issues. Provides programming support to research projects.

Designs, codes, tests, debugs, installs, documents and maintains complex and large in scope programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participates in research projects. Contributes to research designs, develops prototype implementations, and participates in the preparation of papers describing the research.
  • Prepares system and programming documentation for users and other programmers in accordance with internal and external standards.
  • Use Stata or SAS to extract, clean, manage, and analyze data as a member of research project teams.
  • Work with a team on helping manage data collection, conduct descriptive analysis, and create reports.
  • Acquire a strong understanding of research topics and a thorough knowledge of the data and programming efforts involved.
  • Ability to produce careful and detailoriented work.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and strong analytic skills.
  • Serves as lead programmer on several research projects and oversee junior programmer and/or student.
  • Trains users and programmers as required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education: Majors in economics, statistics, mathematics or related field. Either master degree or bachelor degree with 2 or more years of working experience.

Preferred Experience: Familiar with research environment. Knowledge of statistical software Stata or SAS.

Required Application Materials

Resume and cover letter required. May be attached as a single pdf file.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

REQ20070189 Posted Date: 01/28/2019

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