Data Scientist (Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab)

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Created: February 18, 2016


Data Scientist
Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab
Grinnell College

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.

Qualifications:  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.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should apply online by visiting our employment website at  Applicants must complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resumes and three references.    Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 18, 2016, however the position will remain open until filled. 

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class..


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