Northwestern is dedicated to providing excellent support for our research community. As a Data Scientistin a collective bargaining unit with Northwestern University Libraries, you will support world-class research from across the university by implementing practical solutions to researchers data science challenges.In this position, you will:
Consult with and provide advice to researchers facing a wide range of data challenges,
Develop and deliver training for students, faculty, and staff on data science, programming, and computational skills, and
Collaborate with researchers on projects requiring data science, data visualization, or programming skills.
May hire and lead graduate students withdata science knowledge in project-specific deep learning and application development research tasks.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
We value continual learning, problem solving, and sharing our diverse backgrounds and skills with each other and researchers.
The candidate should have a strong track record in exploratory data analysis and data visualization, as well as a proven history of working on projects related to AI, machine learning, deep learning, and human-centered AI. Additionally, they should possess experience supporting both proprietary and open source applications, databases, and infrastructure, including cloud-based systems. Advanced level experience and/or training are also preferred qualifications for this position.
The role will collaborate with members within the Libraries (IT, Repositories and Digital Curation, and Research Services) as well as NUIT Research Computing and Data Services (RCDS) to provide support for data services, resources, and training. The ideal candidate will look for opportunities to innovate and expand the computational and data services provided to Northwestern researchers. These researchers are from a diverse group requiring a focus on inter-disciplinary methods and applications. To continue to remain atop of these fields it is crucial to prioritize continual learning, problem solving, and collaboration throughout the University.
*Note:Not all aspects of the job are covered by this job description.
Please Note: This position is in a bargaining unit represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 73. The minimum starting salary for this position is $87,000 annually. Offers will be based on candidate experience and education, as well as equity within Northwestern University. This position is eligible for some remote work.
�Provide data science support: Support researchers by collecting and organizing data; writing scripts and software programs; analyzing, modeling, and visualizing data; recommending predictive and statistical analysis approaches; and providing other data science services as a part of collaborative research projects.
�Deliver data science training: Develop and teach technical workshops on data science, programming, and data visualization topics for researchers.
�Develop and communicate analysis strategies: Provide short-term consultation support to researchers at all levels: assess researchers' data and computational challenges or problems and develop strategies to address those problems.Communicate the steps necessary to accomplish a data-centered task to researchers of varying levels of technical background and expertise.
�Support service operations: Perform organizational, planning, and logistical tasks required to ensure the efficient operation of data science services, such as organizing workshops and ensuring consultation requests are fulfilled.
�Student mentorship: Mentor undergraduate and graduate student data science consultants working with the team.
�Documentation: Write both technical and non-technical documentation of projects, code, and consultations.
�Team collaboration: Work together with Research Computing Services colleagues, school/college partners, other IT groups, the library, and other university data science groups to provide integrated support for the research computing and data needs of Northwestern researchers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
�Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or appropriate combination of education and experience.
�4 or more years combined work experience and/or post-baccalaureate education in a related field, including experience conducting research projects involving qualitative and/or quantitative analysis outside of coursework or supporting such projects as part of a team.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
�Knowledge of Python and/or R at a sufficient level to fulfill job responsibilities, including teaching others.
�Experience using a range of techniques and technologies to clean, analyze, and model complex or messy data in a variety of formats.
�Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and effectively communicate with a wide range of people in the Northwestern community.
Preferred Competencies (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Experience working in a higher education, library setting
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