Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology


Posted: 7/26/2019 (Employment)

UPDATE: Position should post on USAJOBS in mid to late August.

The Northwest Federal Statistical Research Data Center (NWFSRDC) at UW is starting a search for an Administrator with a research background.

The NWFSRDC lab, located next to UW Seattle’s campus in the U District, provides a secure environment where qualified researchers conduct approved statistical research using restricted micro-level data collected by the Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and other federal agencies.

The NWFSRDC is part of the FSRDC network administered by the Center for Economic Studies at the US Census Bureau.   Further details on the network, data available, and research conducted in FSRDCs can be found here: .  The NWFSRDC website has some local details:

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  1. a)   Assisting researchers from many disciplines, including economics, geography, health services, epidemiology, sociology, demography, social work, urban planning, business, environmental science and data science in developing successful proposals and conducting research at the NWFSRDC;
  2. b)   Overseeing daily operations of the NWFSRDC lab;
  3. c)    Serving as a liaison between the Census and the NWFSRDC;
  4. d)   Assisting the Executive Director in marketing the center to the research community at UW and beyond.

The NWFSRDC administrator will be a part-time (75%) U.S. Census Bureau employee who will receive federal benefits.   The ideal candidate will have a M.A. in a social science field, which may include working toward a Ph.D., or a recent Ph.D. in a social science field, a background in statistical methods and strong organizational skills.

Pay will be at GS-11 or GS-12 Seattle rates (75%) depending on qualifications and experience.

This position has not been formally announced yet.   Please email Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the NWFSRDC ( if you are interested in the position or if you would like more information.

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Location: Northwest Federal Statistical Research Data Center (near UW). Part-time US Census Position. Seeking Post-Master Grad Students/Recent Grad Degree Recipients