Research Data Support Specialist I (Temporary) (Updated)
Posting Number: req18830
Department: Steward Observatory
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Position HighlightsPlease note: Information about the review timeline for applications has been added to the Position Highlights. This posting is for a summer research position. The selected applicant will conduct a summer research project related to the development of optical/UV astronomical instrumentation and the observational properties of ionized gas around nearby galaxies. The purpose of this position is to constitute an introductory experience to astronomical data collection/analysis, hands on laboratory experience, and/or software/GUI experience. The focus will be on working with and analyzing research data.
Please note that the deadline for applications is March 25, 2024.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- With direct supervision by supervisor and utilizing established processes and procedures, works with researchers in designing studies, reviewing data, and publishing results. Gathers and performs initial analysis of data from various databases and sources; helps develop reports and visual representations.
- Under direct supervision, facilitates, implements, evaluates, and performs a wide variety of research programs or initiatives following routine processes and procedures to introduce the development of Optical/UV instrumentation.
- High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (Associate's or Bachelor's) studying a related discipline (e.g., Astronomy, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering).
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Research
Benefits Eligible: No Benefits
Rate of Pay: $16.50 - $20.63
Compensation Type: hourly rate
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Career Stream and Level
Research & Data Analysis
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Expected End Date: 8/23/2024
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
In your cover letter (<500 words), please describe your background, your research interests, and why you are a good candidate for this position. Please include your long-term educational/professional goals and any past research experience, relevant coursework, or skills (e.g. coding languages, software proficiency).
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