Employment Opportunities

The PRC offers positions for faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and research staff. We are currently recruiting only for research staff, but please check back in the future for ongoing faculty and postdoctoral postings.

Research Staff Opportunities

The Population is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Senior Research Fellow - Data and Statistical Services Director


The Data and Statistical Services Director at the Population Research Center (PRC) facilitates research support to PRC affiliated faculty and research staff.  The Data and Statistical Services Director will provide a high level of service to faculty affiliates in predesign and implementation of research projects, including statistical and design consultation, designing data management and analysis systems to accomplish project goals while maintaining data security, and working with principal investigators (PIs) to manage, archive and document data according to specifications required by grants, funders, journals, and other stakeholders. Act as a liaison between the PRC and other relevant entities, on and off campus, including the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences and the Texas Advanced Computing Center. Support software used for data collection and capture at the University of Texas at Austin. Organize lecture series and occasional talks on statistics, research design, data collection, and other training topics.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics, sociology, economics, political science, psychology, or related field, or extensive equivalent experience. Knowledge and experience with social science data analysis, preferably in the population sciences. Proficiency in planning, scheduling, and production. Strong organizational follow-through, communication skills, professionalism, and work ethic. Ability to multi-task and stay focused on the larger picture while addressing daily issues. Knowledge of current statistical and experimental techniques and an ability to remain up-to-date with developments in the field. An understanding of how to respond to an RFP (Request for Proposal), including budgeting, time lines, writing scope of work, and deliverables. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check will be conducted on the successful candidates. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.