Current Career Opportunities at IRIS

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

IRIS is taking applications for two Post-Doctoral Research Fellows. These one-year fellowships are funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and will focus on pursuing novel research using the IRIS UMETRICS dataset (described at

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Data Support Specialist

IRIS is seeking a data support specialist for a full-time, 1-year fixed term appointment, with the possibility of a second year based on availability of funding. The successful candidate will bring hands-on technical expertise and experience to a fast-paced technical team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing to efforts to curate the annual research data release, including but not limited to: cleaning, harmonizing, and de-identifying IRIS data for researcher use; building and maintaining datasets for linkage work; developing and revising code for linkage; writing data documentation; and maintaining the IRIS research data wiki.
  • Assisting in supporting data requests from researchers using IRIS data, including but not limited to: providing technical assistance to researchers working in the IRIS virtual secure data enclave; providing answers to data field and file questions; and investigating data issues addressed by researchers.
  • Assisting in facilitating data discussions between IRIS Research Support and Data Production Teams toward data quality improvement, research analyses, and production of new reports using IRIS data and linkage work.

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Student Jobs

IRIS takes our role supporting the teaching mission of the University of Michigan seriously and is always looking for creative and talented students who are interested to join our team and learn new skills. We regularly hire research assistants for part-time positions throughout the school year and during the summer, including internships.

Types of positions we typically hire for include:

  • Research Data Management
  • Web Development
  • UX/Graphics/Web Design
  • Data Wrangling

Skills we are looking for include:

  • Experience with Python, SQL, D3, PHP, JavaScript, React, jQuery, ArcGIS, SAS
  • Graphic design/UX skills and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, web design, WordPress
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with relational databases and programming


IRIS Work Culture

IRIS strives to create and sustain a culture for its employees that is characterized by respect, generosity, inclusion, and yes, hard work. Each individual brings a set of skills and perspectives that are valuable and contribute to our work and our community. We set high expectations for ourselves and we support one another. Our pace is fast (“IRIS time”), but we also take time to celebrate our successes.

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