Employment Opportunities

The University of Michigan seeks candidates to become active members of the Education Policy Initiative. Our research group brings together a diverse set of scholars focused on the generation and dissemination of high-quality education policy research. The initiative disseminates best practices in education reform to local, state, and national policymakers and trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to conduct cutting-edge research in education. We work with agencies and nonprofits to answer questions about the clients they serve, the problems they seek to address and the effectiveness of their programs.

Current Openings

Research Assistant II
Become part of the Michigan Education Data Center (MEDC), a research gateway for State of Michigan education data while honing your data science skills! Primary responsibilities will include evaluating the data and security components of research project applications and building data extracts for approved research projects. Additional work relating to maintaining and running data pipelines may be assigned.

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Data Analyst
The Data Analyst will have to analyze administrative education data obtained with the goal of evaluating critical and relevant education policies cogent to Michigan’s public school students. Additional responsibilities included managing and processing large-scale administrative data sets central to work of researchers at the U-M and across the nation. We seek applicants who are excited to work in an innovative and fast-paced environment.

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