Data Scientist

Posted to IASSIST on: 2016-02-18

Employer: Grinnell College

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Grinnell College seeks a Data Scientist to work in the Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL). DASIL provides services for both faculty and students, including preparing data sets, designing class exercises, producing data visualizations, and facilitating the study of data. DASIL supports a variety of analytic packages including ArcGIS, UCINET, Tableau, Nvivo, Stata, SPSS, and Minitab. The Data Scientist will consult with faculty and students about appropriate data use and visualization, help design classroom exercises and prepare the necessary data, program to assist data acquisition, analysis, and visualization, and assist the DASIL Director with supervision of student employees.

A background in statistics, some coursework in the Social Sciences, appropriate programming skills, a willingness to expand skills as needed, and a Masters degree or higher in a relevant field are required. The successful applicant will have good communication skills with experience or interest in mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and departments. Proficiency in Geographic Information Systems is desirable, but not required.

Archived on: 2016-02-18