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FSRDC Research Adminsitrator Hiring

The Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) at Ohio State University anticipates hiring a Research Administrator. FSRDCs provide researchers with approved projects the opportunity to analyze confidential/restricted-use microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies. The OSU FSRDC is a branch of the University of Kentucky FSRDC and is housed on OSU’s campus within the Institute for Population Research (IPR). 

Administrator responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • working with researchers on proposal development and project management, 
  • ensuring that proposals and projects are properly documented in management and tracking systems, 
  • implementing Census Bureau’s policies and procedures concerning data stewardship, 
  • participating in network-wide activities that advance the growth and development of the overall FSRDC program, and
  • overseeing the day-to-day operations of the FSRDC lab.

The position will be part time (16-32 hours/week depending on interest and availability). Due to Census regulations, the position cannot be combined with other employment at OSU. We expect the person to start in spring 2024, with some flexibility and subject to Federal hiring processes.

Candidates should have a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in a data-driven social science discipline (e.g., economics, sociology, demography, epidemiology, political science, public policy, applied statistics, etc.). Successful candidates must demonstrate strong writing, communication, and organizational skills. Candidates must also be able to coordinate and manage multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines. While not required, familiarity with federal data sources (surveys and administrative data) and an active interest/engagement in academic research are desirable.

This position is open to U.S. citizens only. 

The FSRDC at OSU is currently conducting preliminary recruiting for the position. 

  • Questions and indications of interest are welcome and encouraged, and can be submitted to Sarah Hayford, IPR Director; Dean Lillard, OSU Branch Director; or Corinne Rubright, IPR Business Operations Manager. 
  • Those wishing to apply should submit a resume/cv (including contact information for at least three professional references), a short cover letter, and a sample of professional writing to Corinne Rubright, IPR Business Operations Manager.

After initial screening, candidates will be asked to submit a formal application through the Federal hiring process, as well as pass security clearance checks. The selected candidate will become an employee of the U.S. Census Bureau. More information about the FSRDC program is available at the FSRDC website hosted by the US census bureau.

The Research Administrator position is classified as GS-9 to GS-12, depending on degree and qualifications. Salary and benefits will follow Census policies; salary range is estimated to be $30,000 - $45,000 for a 20 hour/week position with prorated health, retirement, and leave benefits.