28 Jul 2014

SDA News & Announcements

Job Opening: Demographer, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida (posted 29 May 14)

The Bureau of Economic and Business Research, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time staff position. The successful candidate will work as a demographer in BEBR’s Population Program. Responsibilities of the position will include: assisting in producing state and local population estimates and projections; maintaining SAS and Excel software programming used in producing said estimates and projections; collecting, manipulating, and analyzing demographic and socioeconomic data for Florida and the United States; assisting staff members working on other demographic research projects, contracts, and/or grants; and providing information on population-related topics to federal, state, and local government officials, businesses, the media, and members of the public.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree in demography, sociology, economics, geography, statistics, or a related discipline; or a bachelor’s degree in demography, sociology, economics, geography, statistics, or a related discipline and two years of appropriate experience. Advanced statistical and spreadsheet software coding skills (SAS and Excel) – including scripting, writing macros, and other automation features – are required. Experience producing population estimates and projections, and familiarity working with demographic and socioeconomic data are a plus.

A more detailed position description and information on how to apply can be found at:https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/53066.

Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact Dr. Stefan Rayer at stefanr@bebr.ufl.edu or 352.392.0171 x334.

Data Sharing for Demographic Research (posted 28 Oct 13)

The Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR) project is housed within ICPSR at the University of Michigan and supported by NICHD. DSDR provides data acquisition, dissemination, and preservation services for the demographic community. Examples of studies processed by the DSDR project are available HERE.