Career Opportunities with FFCWS

Research Specialist II

The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) at Princeton University is seeking a Research Specialist II to provide data management, statistical analysis, and operational support for the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS). This position will have a significant role in developing new supplemental administrative data files to append to data in the FFCWS archive, programming responsibilities for the Year 22 wave of data collection (during both survey development and fieldwork), and will provide technical data support and outreach for FFCWS. This position will support Principal Investigators and collaborators, project staff, and external researchers and students using the FFCWS data.

The ideal applicant will have strong programming skills (Stata preferred), with the ability to help manage, support, and expand a large archive of highly-sensitive data from this prominent NIH-funded longitudinal study.   The successful candidate will be a self-starter and able to manage projects independently. The Research Specialist II will be required to develop a deep understanding of FFCWS survey data files, efficiently code Stata programs, and quality check data files using a meticulous attention to detail. The Research Specialist II is expected to provide technical support to researchers with clear and concise written and verbal explanations. They should be able to thrive in a flexible work environment, and be committed to continued learning and training in areas such as data management and statistical analysis.  

If interested, please apply through the Careers at Princeton University web page.

Research Software Engineer

The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) at Princeton University is seeking a Research Software Engineer to collaborate on research and provide computational expertise in data engineering, applied machine learning, and optimization in order to create efficient and scalable research code. This position will have a significant role in designing and conducting additional research building on the Fragile Families Challenge. This position will work with the project Principal Investigator (Matthew Salganik) and will contribute to the research community at Princeton, including the community focused on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS).

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in statistics, machine learning, and data engineering. They will be able to translate academic research into production quality, stable and documented code.

For more information on the responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply for this position, please visit the job listing on the Careers at Princeton website.