The CSSSI is currently hiring graduate student consultants with expertise in GIS or statistics.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THURSDAY, 1/22/2014
We are looking for GIS savvy graduate students from a variety of disciplines including the sciences, social sciences, FES, EPH, SOM and Computer Science. We are always interested in talking to outstanding applicants from other disciplines as well.
We expect all of our consultants to know either GIS or Statistics so that they can address an interdisciplinary range of questions and projects. CSSSI Consultants use a question-and-answer mode to help students and researchers with questions pertaining to data visualization, analysis and statistics. Our consultants work at least one 4 hour shift a week and a few weekend shifts each semester. Additional shifts may be available, depending on coverage needs. Current starting pay is $25 an hour.
The ideal consultant:
- has completed the bulk of their statistical or data analysis/GIS classes
- can quickly assess and problem solve issues
- enjoys dealing with a wide range of people from a variety of disciplines
- can commit to (at least) a weekly 4 hour shift throughout each semester
Currently, we are particularly interested in applicants with experience with ArcGIS, geodatabases, and data visualization. Programming experience is a significant plus.
The CSSSI runs a series of workshops each semester training Yale affiliates in various statistical software packages, GIS and related statistical and computing issues. We pay consultants for the preparation, instruction and attendance for all of our workshops. Additionally, specialized training opportunities are also available.
Our consultants consistently tell us that answering questions and problem solving with our clients helps them retain and sharpen their own skills. The experience of dealing with researchers from other disciplines is interesting and can lead to collaborative opportunities with professors. CSSSI Consultants are often offered co-authorship on papers and consulting experience is sought after by prospective employers. This position will work closely with other graduate student consultants, the CSSSI Librarians and ITS staff.
If this job description interests you, apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include an up-to date CV highlighting any experiences and training that would make you a good candidate, including any experience as TA/RA.
If you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity, or who could pass the word to interested others, please forward this announcement to them. For more information, please call Sherlock Campbell at 203-432-3278.