Full-time Data Scientist Position at Princeton University

Overview – The Department of Psychology at Princeton University is seeking a Statistical Programmer in the Human Diversity lab, under the supervision of Dr. Kristina Olson. The Statistical Programmer will work with our team on a large scale, longitudinal study of transgender youth and several smaller studies on early social cognition.

Responsibilities – The Statistical Programmer will oversee data analysis, data management, and archiving for studies on the development of sex and gender diversity. They will also help with problem-solving study design and data analysis issues in the lab. In addition, the person in this role will organize workshops for the lab group and affiliates on open science, reproducibility, R (especially tidyverse), and longitudinal data analysis. The successful candidate will be involved in preparing data for grant applications and publications, on which the candidate will be able to serve as a collaborator and/or co-author. Opportunities for developing additional statistical and professional skills as well as networking with other Princeton data scientists and programmers will be available. This position is ideal for a candidate interested in using their statistical programming skills in a socially meaningful way. Long-term remote work may be possible.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of data management and analysis
  • Advanced statistical skills including expertise with longitudinal data analysis (e.g. multilevel modeling) and strategies for dealing with missing data
  • Ability to troubleshoot, optimize, and manage small and large projects with different timelines.
  • Demonstrated history of commitment to open science and reproducible science (e.g. via an active Github or OSF page)
  • Expert-level knowledge of statistical programming, particularly R (tidyverse, ggplot2) and R Markdown
  • Knowledge of survey software, REDCap and Qualtrics
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work closely with people with a range of statistical programming knowledge (from undergrads to other experts)
  • Ability to carefully consider conflicting demands of confidentiality of sensitive data and open science

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with survey software (e.g., Qualtrics), RedCap
  • Ph.D. in psychology
  • Lab experience and/or coursework on gender diversity and/or child development



If you are interested, please apply here: https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/12459/statistical-programmer/job?hub=15


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