Department: MCC Nwst Inst on Complx Syst Salary/Grade: ITS/78
As a Data Scientist with NICO/NOACRI/SCALES you will support world-class research by implementing practical solutions to researchers’ data science challenges. Working with other members of the NOACRI / SCALES research team and inside and outside university's partners, you will provide the data services, resources, and support researchers need.
Your responsibilities may include analyzing and integrating statistical, mathematical and predictive models to effectively manage, visualize and process structured and unstructured data / Collaborating with researchers on projects requiring data science, data visualization and programming skills / Creating predictive models, statistical reporting, and data analysis methodologies to identify trends in large data sets/ Performing complex data analysis and providing technical training to support the university’s business needs
As a NOACRI/SCALES data scientist, you will be instrumental in developing an open knowledge network for public consumption. You will help make all of the data we incorporate into SCALES and the integration of such data freely accessible to the public. As a data scientist you will use NLP to identify litigation events and outcomes, develop disambiguation procedures, develop crosswalks between disparate datasets, scrape additional data sources from the web, and develop statistical models that analyze outcomes across the judicial system.
*Note: One year termed position subject to renewal dependent on performance and available funding
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 researchers by collecting and organizing data, writing scripts and software programs, analyzing and visualizing data, and providing other data science services.
Write both technical and non-technical documentation of projects, code, and consultations.
Develop and teach technical workshops on data science, programming, and data management topics for researchers.
Develop relationships with researchers, schools/colleges, and other university organizations to understand researcher needs and stay aware of other university resources.
Work together with other Research/IT staff to solve researchers' technical challenges across service areas including computing, data storage, and data workflows.
Performs other duties as assigned
Experience working using a range of techniques and technologies to work with complex or messy data.
2+ years combined work experience and/or post-baccalaureate education in a related field.
Knowledge of Python or R at a sufficient level to fulfill other competencies and job accountabilities.
Ability to effectively communicate technical details to a non-technical audience.
Ability to summarize, explore and visualize more than one type of data, such as numeric, text, time series, network, spatial, or categorical data.
Data wrangling, data manipulation, and data processing skills to convert data between formats, clean data, process multiple data files, and extract data.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Master's degree in Computer Science, Data Science or similar preferred.
Familiarity with social science research practices in an academic, industry, or non-profit preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39013
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.