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University of Michigan Data Architect Intermediate in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Data Architect Intermediate

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You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single document to be considered for this position. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline your skills and related experience.


The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) Program is a research program housed within the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the Institute for Social Research (ISR). Our program supports multiple research projects surrounding the health and economics of aging ( https://hrs.isr.umich.edu/about ).

Reporting to a Research Associate in the Data Processing Team and working both independently and in a team environment, you will clean, process, and document data to create special and ad hoc data products, and support general data products for release to the research community under established deadlines. You will facilitate access to these data products. You will work with faculty investigators, senior research staff, data production team, temporary employees and students, in addition to external investigators, collaborators, and funders. Discretion with confidential data is required.

What You'll Do

  • Coordinate the development of special and ad hoc datasets, maintain documentation and data security, manage data access, report on use of data

  • Provide user support and outreach; assist researchers with application process and agreement maintenance

  • Clean, format, and standardize data and documentation; prepare and document variables for preloading into data collection application

  • Organize your work to meet project deadlines

  • Communicate in both spoken and written forms, and across multiple media

  • Work with people at all levels of the organization and with external investigators

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

Generous time off

A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after the first year

Many choices for comprehensive health insurance, including vision and dental options

Life insurance

Long-term disability coverage

Family leave

Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 3+ years of professional experience working as Data Architect, Research Technician, or similar role

  • 3+ years of professional experience with restricted and confidential data

  • 1+ years of experience designing, constructing or maintaining databases (e.g. Access)

  • Proficiency in SAS (3+ years), SPSS and Stata (1-3 years) in a professional setting

  • 3+ years of experience with data governance and compliance regulations

  • 2+ years of experience providing support to external data users

Desired Qualifications*

  • 3+yearsofexperiencewithintegratedsocialscienceandhealthdata

  • FamiliaritywiththeHRSlongitudinalandadministrativedata

  • Abilitytoestablishandmanageprioritiesforselfandothers

  • Abilitytoidentifyandsolvecomplexdataproblems

  • Ability to workonanddirect severalprojectsconcurrently

  • Abilitytodesignandimplementresearchstrategies

  • 3+yearsofcustomerserviceexperience

Work Locations

Work location will be on-site in Ann Arbor, MI with the option for flexible scheduling for hybrid work within our overall Center guidelines. The first 90-days are required on-site in Ann Arbor, MI.

Additional Information

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The expected salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000, determined by skills and experience.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for at least fourteen calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the fifteenth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job Detail

Job Opening ID


Working Title

Data Architect Intermediate

Job Title

Data Architect Intermediate

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Inst Soc Research



Posting Begin/End Date

5/10/2024 - 5/24/2024


$70,000.00 - $80,000.00

Career Interest

Information Technology

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