Do you have a background in computational research and love to write code? Do you want to help enable and advance truly pioneering computational social science research? If so, the Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science (DDSS) at Princeton University is recruiting a Research Software Engineer (RSE) to join our growing team.
The DDSS is a new initiative that supports research at the technical forefront of quantitative inquiry in the social sciences. Because DDSS funds projects that span the social science disciplines, this position will require forward thinking and versatility in computational research expertise. Project requirements can vary from advanced applications of machine learning, the development of scalable and efficient research code, the creation of tailored software or APIs, the construction of queryable databases within a secure environment, and the versatile usage of algorithms to meet additional computational needs. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to help build a repository of advanced programming techniques that supports groundbreaking research at Princeton University.
Professional development opportunities include biweekly meetings with the Research Software Engineering (RSE) Group within Princeton University's Research Computing (RCS) department. The RSE Group is committed to building collaborative environments in which the best software engineering practices are valued, and to sharing and applying cross-disciplinary computational techniques in new and emerging areas.
If you have a strong background in scientific programming or high performance computing, academic research, along with a penchant for forward thinking and expanding the boundaries of computational social science, you have the right skill set to make an immediate impact on multiple high-profile research projects. You will be poised to grow and expand your programming and data analytics expertise through an evolving set of research problems.
The Research Software Engineer will be an integral team member, reporting to the DDSS Executive Director and working closely with the Senior Research Specialist. They will provide technical support for a variety of computational social science research projects for faculty, student/postdoctoral researchers, and technical staff to enable and accelerate their research computing efforts..
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A graduate degree or equivalent experience in a research setting is preferred.
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