Data and Information Management Specialist, CASER / 应用社会经济研究中心数据信息管理技术专员

Posting Number 2021-7658
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/3/2021 12:35 AM)
NYU Shanghai
NYU Shanghai (SH1002)
Compensation Grade

Position Summary

The Center for Applied Social and Economic Research (CASER) at NYU Shanghai was officially launched on November 19, 2020. CASER is dedicated to fostering methodologically rigorous, multi-disciplinary research on the most pressing issues related to China’s socioeconomic development. CASER convenes scholars from multiple disciplines to conduct research based on quantitative analysis in focus areas such as education, family and gender, inequality and poverty, migration, population aging and health, as well as urban neighborhood and governance issues.

The candidate will play a key role in building the Center’s capacity in survey data collection, documentation, and integration and facilitate the work the Center has planned, including existing projects and new data collection projects. He/she will work closely with Center Director and project teams to support all technical aspects of survey and data management and archiving.



该技术人员将与中心主任,成员及项目团队密切合作,负责构建研究中心的数据基础设施,提升研究中心的数据采集、存储、管理及整合能力; 对数据基础设施进行日常维护,确保其安全,高效的运作; 为中心项目提供技术支持,推动项目的顺利开展。


The main responsibilities include:


Survey system development (50%)

  • Responsible for constructing a customized data collection system, including Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) and Telephone Interview (CATI) system (using Blaise and other open source code) that can accommodate different modes of surveys (on-line, telephone, wechat, face-to-face etc);
  • Lead on technical aspects for all CASER’s existing and new projects, including programing and testing of survey questionnaire, and manage the client terminal according to the logic of questionnaire;
  • Serve as the liaison point with both technical staff from research partners and internally with relevant departments at NYU Shanghai to develop the product to suit CASER’s research needs.

Data archiving and management (30%)

  • Provide technical support for the archiving and maintenance of data generated by CASER’s own projects (HKPSSD, SUNS, SEEDS [to be collected] as well as other data sources in China. The candidate will play an important role in enabling NYUSH to serve as a gateway to provide access to major social surveys for international users, and some customized use and visualization of CASER and other city administration data;
  • Save and export relevant survey data as required with accuracy and efficiency, and develop technical mechanism for quality control.

Regular system maintenance and problem shooting (15%)

  • Carry out regular maintenance and problem shooting for data collection system;
  • During the rolling out of CASER’s new project, provide timely and effective technical support to the project team.

Build up data management knowledge base (5%)

  • Build up knowledge base for CASER’s survey and data management system for the sustainability of technical knowledge crucial to CASER’s database and projects;
  • Provide tech information sharing session / training for CASER’s project team as needed.




问卷调查系统开发 (50%)

  • 根据项目的需求, 用Blaise及其它开源软件搭建数据采集系统:包括计算机辅助面访系统(CAPI)和计算机辅助电话调查系统(CATI),以应用于不同的调查模式,包括在线调查,电话调查,微信调查, 面访等;
  • 为研究中心的所有项目提供技术支持,包括问卷电子化, 问卷测试,后台修改,客户端管理,数据存储及导出等;
  • 通过与合作机构及内部相关部门的沟通与协作,开发符合研究中心项目需求的系统及相关技术产品。


数据存档及管理 (30%)

  • 为数据的归档及管理提供技术支持。 所涉及的数据主要来源于中心项目(包括HKPSSD, SUNS, 和即将开展的SEEDS项目等)及国内其他数据源。该技术人员将协助实现中心数据及相关城市数据的定制使用及可视化,为相关用户提供上海,中国大陆及更广泛区域趋势数据的便捷通道;
  • 准确、高效地存储及导出调查数据,并协助建立数据质量管控机制。


数据系统日常维护  (15%)

  • 为中心数据采集系统的软硬件设备提供定期维护、检测及故障排查,使数据系统处于良好的工作状态;
  • 在中心项目开展阶段及调查过程中提供及时有效的技术支援。


建立中心数据管理知识库  (5%)

  • 汇总及更新中心数据管理相关技术信息,建立中心数据管理知识库,有效积累相关技术知识;
  • 在中心项目开展阶段,为项目组成员提供必要的技术信息分享及培训。


Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above in relevant field.

Required Experience

  • 2+ years of work experience in IT / data management or other relevant fields.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good knowledge and command of powerbuilder#, SQL, Blaise, JAVA, C#, Javascript,;
  • Knowledge of Geographical Information System (GIS) and its application will be a plus;
  • Good command of written and verbal skills in English and Mandarin;
  • Excellent communication and organization skills;
  • Capable of learning and applying new knowledge quickly.





  • 全日制本科学士学位及以上,相关专业及技术领域。



  • 两年以上相关领域工作经验。



  • 熟悉powerbuilder#, SQL, Blaise, JAVA, C#, Javascript, 等语言的应用及操作;
  • 了解地理信息系统(GIS)者优先;
  • 良好的英语及普通话表达及写作能力;
  • 较强的沟通及组织能力;
  • 快速学习及应用能力。

Additional Information

About NYU Shanghai


NYU Shanghai is China’s first Sino-US research university and the third degree-granting campus of the NYU Global Network. We were founded in 2012 by New York University and East China Normal University with the support of the city of Shanghai and the district of Pudong. NYU Shanghai seeks to cultivate globally-minded graduates through innovative teaching, world-class research, and a commitment to public service. 


NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We are proud of its diverse and talented staff members, who work together to build and sustain this unique and pioneering institution of higher education in China. 


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