Library Data Science Student Assistant

UCSF Library, Data Science Initiative

Parnassus Campus

$20 an hour

10 to 15 hours per week

Position Overview

The mission of the Library’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) is to build computational and data skills in the UCSF community by providing education and resources to trainees, faculty, and staff. We are passionate about teaching hands-on workshops that equip our community with the skills they need to collect, analyze, visualize, and share their data in a reproducible manner. In order to meet the growing need for fundamental data science education on campus, our team is looking for two new student assistants to support the activities of the DSI. If you are excited by the idea of empowering others with data science skills please consider applying!

What will you do?

The Data Science Student Assistants will work approximately 10-15 hours a week. Working under the guidance of our Data Services Librarian and other team members they will: 

  • Offer basic 1:1 programming help to UCSF community members 
  • Co-teach introductory R and Python programming workshops 
  • Assist with other Library Data Science activities

What will you learn?

Through this role the Data Science Student Assistants will gain:

  • An introduction to best practices in teaching and instructional design
  • Experience supporting hands-on workshops and providing 1:1 training
  • Mentorship from Library staff
  • Exposure to a wide range of data science topics

What are we looking for in our Student Assistants?

  • Experience with or enthusiasm for training others 
  • Intermediate level of comfort with either R or Python programming language 

To Apply:

Please send the following to Ariel Deardorff ([email protected]) with the subject “Data Science Student Assistant” by October 19

 • Cover letter

 • Resume/CV

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