Data Science Community Lead

Santa Barbara
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Salary: $65,000 annual
Created: December 13, 2023


The UCSB Library is seeking a full-time Data Science Community Lead. As a member of our DREAM Lab, this position will be responsible for growing our Carpentries workshop program. This is an on-site position in sunny Santa Barbara supporting our mission to spread Open Science best practices across campus. Help train the scientists of the future.


Brief Summary of Job Duties 


The UCSB Library's DREAM Lab seeks a Data Science Community Lead organizer to join our team of research and technology professionals.  We seek a creative, dynamic, and technologically proficient individual to support and expand our Data and Software Carpentry education community on the UCSB campus.


The Data Science Community Lead will be responsible for organizing staff and volunteers who are presenting various extra-curricular data science workshops, including but not limited to version control with Git, the Unix Shell, statistical scripting with R and Python, and geospatial analysis with R. You will lead the growth of a volunteer Instructor and Helper community by performing outreach, organizing events, and mentoring new volunteers. You will ensure active participation and attendance in workshops by leading communication efforts towards Learners and other campus constituents. You will train the community to publish workshop websites and new data science curriculum materials using GitHub Pages

and Markdown.


Beyond Carpentries, the DREAM Lab is a campus destination for scholars to work across disciplinary boundaries on data-intensive research projects. Each individual on our team offers guidance on access to the Library's data collections, refers out to other computational resources on campus, and supports software tools to analyze and visualize quantitative, qualitative, and spatial data.


More information about working at the UCSB Library is available on our website:

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Last updated: Monday, December 18, 2023 16:50 UTC