OPR Jobs

There are 2 job openings at this time:

Statistical Programmer

The Office of Population Research (OPR) at Princeton University has an immediate opening for a statistical programmer. The successful candidate will assist faculty and graduate students with the data management and data analysis of large-scale survey and census data and will help train graduate students in statistical programming. The successful candidate will also develop and present computing workshops and may be responsible for maintaining some of the OPR software infrastructure such as a website and data archive.

The successful candidate must have a strong statistical programming background and have experience with quantitative research in a social science discipline (preferably demography, sociology, economics, or politics) or in public policy or public health. Expert knowledge of Stata or R is required and at least some experience with both is strongly preferred. Familiarity with relational database and web tools (eg. SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript) is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work in a mixed computing environment that includes Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems.

This position requires good problem-solving skills and a customer service mentality. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential as is the ability to work on several projects simultaneously. Lastly, the successful candidate should be willing and able to learn new programming languages and technical skills and introduce new computing techniques to the OPR research community.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree -- advanced degrees are highly desirable. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral research fellow. Candidates must have completed an MD or a PhD in demography, sociology, statistics, or other relevant field prior to the start of the appointment. Applicants for this NIH fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. The start date for this appointment will be September 2016. Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page projected research plan, writing samples, a list of publications and contact information for 3 references. Screening of applicants will start on February 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


All applications must be completed online at the following link: Jobs at Princeton