How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address how your skills and experience align with the job duties outlined in the posting.
A unit of the Institute for Social Research (ISR), the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world’s largest archive of digitized research data in the social and behavioral sciences.
ICPSR seeks a temporary bibliographic research assistant to search for and collect evidence of research data reuse in the social science literature.
Conduct searches for data use in a variety of online bibliographic databases. This requires some detective work (since research data are not always cited), and excellent judgment when determining what data were used.
Enter citations into a citations database.
Track the searches performed.
Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in the social or biosocial sciences, with relevant experience.
One-year (minimum) experience searching online catalogs, bibliographic citation databases, full-text databases, or authoritative Internet sources.
Experience constructing database search queries.
Experience skimming peer-reviewed literature for specific information.
Familiarity with research methodologies and practices in the social or biosocial sciences.
Experience performing accurate data entry.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, maintain focus, and use good judgment.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Comfortable using Windows-based computers, Microsoft Office software, and Google Drive. Working knowledge of citation management software a plus.
Excellent communication skills in the English language.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with others of diverse backgrounds.
The position is part-time, no less than 15-20 hours/week. The pay rate is $13/hour.
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.