Data Project Manager

at ICPSR at the University of Michigan (view profile)
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted October 22, 2019
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @icpsr


You will have primary managerial responsibility for all aspects of data acquisition, sharing, user support and outreach, and reporting. This will include reaching out to potential data depositors, supporting data producers as they deposit data with us, prioritizing data curation work and monitoring its progress, supporting users as they work with data, and creating and facilitating data trainings to maximize data’s value to researchers. The major responsibilities include:

40% Project Administration

  • Provide administrative and managerial guidance of project activities
  • Ensure that sponsor deliverables are met on-time and on-budget, and communicate with funding organizations on activities of sponsored projects
  • Collaborate with project Principal Investigator on short and long-range planning, including creating budgets for ongoing and new/proposed projects
  • Monitor project spending

35% Data Acquisitions and Management of Confidential Data

  • Review incoming data deposits, and ensure curation work is carried out according to project’s priorities. Assist data producers in the successful deposit of their data
  • Collect and manage information about potential and existing data depositors, and reach out to potential and existing data depositors
  • Implement and ensure adherence with policies and guidelines for handling confidential data

25% User Support and Outreach

  • Provide technical assistance to data users
  • Develop promotional materials, coordinate conference arrangements, and present on ICPSR products and archives at conferences and through webinars
  • Ensure archival holdings are relevant to data users and that the research community is aware of products and services available from ICPSR and/or the project
  • Engage with Web team and IT to define, develop, test, and maintain tools, systems, and websites