Statistical Programmer

New Jersey, United States
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Department   Population Research
Category   Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time   Full-Time


Dr. Patrick Sharkey seeks applicants for a full-time programmer to be hired through the Office of Population Research at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Sharkey's research focuses on the causes and consequences of community violence. Part of this research involves collecting and displaying data on violence in cities across the country, and another part involves the construction of simulations to advance theory and evidence on the forces that lead to waves of violence.

This is a one year term position with the possibility of renewal based on continued funding and performance. 


The successful candidate will contribute to and coordinate all programming for three related projects: 1) a large-scale simulated model of violent interactions; 2) a website devoted to providing continuous updates of city- and neighborhood-level violence; 3) a national project on spatial inequality in the United States.

The programmer will assist with doctoral students in their work on these projects, and will work with Dr. Sharkey to expand existing code for the simulation. The successful candidate will also contribute to the research and writing on each project, and will have the opportunity to publish collaborative work with the research team.


Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree with extensive experience coding in R and a working background in statistics. Proficiency with Stata and Python are helpful, although not required.

Demonstrated ability to organize and document work is essential, as is the ability to work with members of the research team and maintain effective communication.

 Please submit a cover letter and example of documented code. Anticipated start date on or before September 1, 2020. 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.