Employment Opportunities

IPUMS recruits candidates who are enthusiastic about creating the data that fuels social science and health research around the world. We are seeking smart, technically-minded people to join our growing team of researchers and technical staff.

Our researchers are involved in all stages of data and metadata production, including the web dissemination system and outreach. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of data processing and dissemination methods, and we are looking for people who will approach these methods with initiative and creativity.

Current or recent job openings at IPUMS are listed below. Applications for current openings should be should be made via the University of Minnesota's online employment system. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us at mpc-jobs@umn.edu.

Data Analyst (two positions)

Data analysts are involved in all stages of data and metadata production.

The first position we look to fill will focus primarily on creating spatially consistent GIS boundaries across census years for IPUMS-International countries. Specific tasks would include identifying and interpreting boundary changes, matching census microdata codes to labels and to contemporary maps, GIS mapping of the countries, documenting changes in geography between censuses, and integration of international microdata to match changes in geography.

The second position will potentially engage in the full range of IPUMS integration work: coding data, harmonizing codes across datasets, resolving comparability issues, documenting variables, exploring data quality, testing website functionality, adapting existing methods and tools to new purposes, and developing new approaches to address novel situations.