Job no: 231910-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Event Planning, Program Coordination, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional

Position Summary:

The successful applicant will gain a wide range of skills at this job and will have the opportunity to work with experts in a range of research areas and data-centric technologies.

Candidates will:
-- have experience applying machine learning methods to tackle data challenges
-- have strong oral and written communication skills, with attention to interpersonal relationships,
and professionalism
-- have a positive attitude and demonstrate a history of self-motivation
-- demonstrate strong abilities in critical analysis and creative problem solving
-- be able to work independently and as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team
-- possess a demonstrated interest and prior experience in helping others to elevate their work
-- possess basic skills with tools for data curation, analysis, and/or visualization,
including: scripting languages, databases, visualization software and/or platforms,
use of large-scale computing systems, etc

Knowledge/Experience in one or more of the following areas will be a plus, but not essential:
-- prior work as a data scientist (or similar position), whether in industry or
academic research contexts
-- an appreciation for a range of data-intensive research and be experienced in at least one
research domain such as:
life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, or the humanities
-- significant experience and demonstrated interest in education, outreach, mentoring, consulting,
and community-building
-- contribution to a Software, Data, or Library Carpentry workshop or other data- or
computation-focused training effort(s)

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Master's degree (MS or MA) or higher in a research focused area of study is preferred. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree and significant experience will also be considered (experience equivalent to a master's degree).

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least two years of experience in a data- and/or compute-intensive area is required. Academic experience does qualify.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process.


Whitney Sweeney

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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Mar 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 7 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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