Data Science Consultant

NC State University

Raleigh, NC

ID: 7065499
Posted: March 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Essential Job Duties
The NC State University Libraries offers walk-in consulting for data and visualization related research and scholarship. We are hiring Data Science Consultants to provide friendly, expert peer-to-peer consultations on topics like statistical programming, digital scholarship, data manipulation, quantitative analysis, text mining, geographic information systems (GIS), and data visualization design. These graduate students staff walk-up service hours and provide hands-on computing advice. We are seeking a diverse cohort of consultants united by a shared interest in teaching and helping others learn in a welcoming, community-oriented space. Data Science Consultants will:
• Provide walk-in consultations in their existing areas of expertise
• Troubleshoot student and faculty problems
• Update and maintain computer workstations and lab software
• Engage with visitors to orient them to our computer labs

Consultants will work primarily either at the Hill Library Data Experience Lab on North Campus or at the Hunt Library Dataspace on Centennial Campus. Each library serves a slightly different patron population, and we will be hiring Consultants who match the following descriptions:

1. Hunt Library Dataspace. Data Science Consultants working at the Hunt Library Dataspace primarily support students from the colleges of Textiles and Engineering in data analysis and visualization.
2. Hill Library Data Experience Lab. Opening in August 2020, the Data Experience Lab will house Data Science Consultants supporting data analysis, data visualization, and digital scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Proposed hire date is August 17, 2020. A commitment of at least one academic year (fall/spring) is strongly preferred. Summer 2020 or 2021 work may be available for a small number of Consultants, but is not guaranteed.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Experience/Education
Currently enrolled graduate student at NC State

Departmental Required Skills
Experience in one or more of the following methodological areas:
• Data and statistical analysis (manipulation, aggregation, and modeling)
• Data visualization
• Machine learning frameworks and workflows
• Text analysis and natural language processing
• Computer vision
• Scholarly communication and digital publishing
• Network analysis
• Geospatial analysis

Expertise in one or more relevant languages or applications including:
• Python, R, or Matlab
• Statistical software such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, or JMP.
• Databases such as MySql, PostgreSQL, Redis, or MongoDB
• Graphical programs such as Excel and Tableau
• Geospatial software, such as ArcGIS or QGIS
• Digital publishing software, such as Omeka and Scalar
• Out-of-box analysis tools such as Voyant, Palladio, or AntConc
• Network analysis tools such as Gephi or Cytoscape
• Qualitative analysis software such as NVivo, Dedoose, or Atlas.ti

Excellent customer service and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work on asynchronous, collaborative tasks as well as the ability to work with limited supervision.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Ph.D. students preferred. Experience in workshop or classroom instruction, computer lab operation, or customer services is desirable.


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