Friday, May 4, 2012

JOB POSTING: Princeton, Programmer/Data Manager for Anti-Bullying Program

Programmer/Data Manager for Anti-Bullying Program

Princeton University 
Princeton, New Jersey
We are looking for a programmer and data manager to work on an innovative anti-bullying intervention research project based in the psychology department at Princeton University. The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate or a few years out of college. The intervention project is designed to test research insights on peer influence and social networks, and will be conducted in New Jersey middle schools. The position involves working on a creative and high-energy research team led by Professor Betsy Levy Paluck and postdoctoral associate Hana Shepherd.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Write code to parse and aggregate text from webpages
  • Manage and organize several large data sets, including complete social network data for about 70 schools (approximately 40,000 students)
  • Work closely with researchers to write code to clean, process, and analyze data
  • Write small programs for student use online (Javascript)
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Excellent programming skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP or equivalent)
  • Experience with website design and/or management
  • Excellent attention to detail, record-keeping, and organization
  • Desire to work on a team and good communication skills
  • Familiarity with dataset management preferred, primarily in Excel, but familiarity with CSVs and databases will be helpful
  • Familiarity with social science research and social network analysis preferred
  • Familiarity with Stata or R preferred
  • Experience with Photoshop preferred
  • Creativity / innovation with social media and graphic design desirable
The position will run from August 2012 through July 2013. Compensation is standard for university researcher assistants. Benefits are included.
Application Instructions
To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume (including the contact information for two references) to, with the subject heading “Programmer.” The cover letter should explain your interest and highlight relevant skills. Please be specific about your programming experience and the languages with which you are familiar. All short list candidates will be interviewed.

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