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July 27, 2022


Upcoming Trainings & Workshops

Geospatial Data Carpentry, Data Science Hub
August 17th-18th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., In-person, Geospatial Data Carpentry teaches individuals working in geospatial the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Participants must complete Introduction to R for Geospatial Data as a pre-requisite and can optionally review the recorded lesson if unfamiliar with R. This workshop covers geospatial concepts — including raster and vector data processing in R. Register for Geospatial Data Carpentry by August 11.

Social Sciences Data Carpentry, Data Science Hub
August 22nd-23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., In-person, Social Sciences Data Carpentry teaches individuals working in Social Science the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. This workshop includes spreadsheets and OpenRefine, data management with SQL, and Intro to R and R visualization. Register for Social Sciences Data Carpentry by August 15.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

SILO, Summer Series
Summer SILO will meet at Memorial Union from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Each week they will have an informal presentation about ongoing research activities, open problems, or new research directions to stimulate discussion and potentially new collaborations. Check Today in the Union (TITU) in the union lobby for the meeting location.

Student Opportunities

Project Assistant, WISC Lab
The Wisconsin Intelligibility, Speech, and Communication (WISC) Lab is directed by Dr. Katie Hustad and is dedicated to the study of communication development in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The primary objectives of the research group are to characterize changes in speech production and speech intelligibility among children with CP from the age of 12 months to adulthood, and to generate theoretically driven, data based longitudinal models of speech and language development that predict outcomes and guide treatment decisions. The individual hired for this PA position will assist in data collection (including speech recordings, formal and informal assessment of speech and language abilities, listener transcriptions) and data reduction. For more information and to apply, visit the Project Assistant position description.

Assessment & Technical Technical PA, Wisconsin Center for Educational Research
WIDA is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, advances academic language development and academic achievement for children and youth who are culturally and linguistically diverse through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional learning for educators. The WIDA Assessment/Technical Assistance department is seeking to hire a graduate student with a strong quantitative background, to support data management and quantitative and/or statistical analyses. For more information and to apply, visit the Assessment & Technical Assistance PA position description.

Professional Opportunities


On Campus

Data Center Operations Tech, Systems Engineering and Operations
The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is looking for someone who can support high quality research and administrative data center services through the Data Center Operations Technician position. DoIT provides the expertise behind the primary data centers that host hundreds of critical services that enable the mission of the University of Wisconsin. The DoIT team supports facilities that house server and networking hardware assets across six different locations on and off campus. For more information and to apply, visit the Data Center Operations Technician position description.

Research Data Scientist, School of Public Health and Medicine
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is embarking on an exciting mission of establishing state of the art computational, data and informatics infrastructure for supporting cutting edge biomedical research and innovation to care. They are seeking a Data Scientist to join their Informatics team and help them transform data and develop pipelines for clinical and translational research. Under the direction of the Informatics Data Manager in the School of Medicine and Public Health, the incumbent will work independently and with other members of the Clinical Research Data Service to develop and implement clinical data pipelines from operational databases to clinical research data repositories and maintain the overall data engineering environment within Azure. For more information and to apply, visit the Research Data Scientist position description.

Off Campus

Research Computing Program Manager, Columbia University Libraries
Columbia University Libraries seeks a Research Computing Program Manager to lead the activities of the Foundations for Research Computing program. The aim of the program is to train Columbia researchers in computational skills and overall computational literacy. As part of the Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship unit, the Program Manager will administer the program for researchers in close cooperation with other colleagues in the Libraries, Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT), and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR). For more information and to apply, visit the Research Computing Program Manager position description.

Digital Scholarship Partner, Case Western Reserve University
The Kelvin Smith Library seeks a Digital Scholarship Partner (DSP). The Digital Scholarship Partner is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of four key activities in support of the programs of
the Digital Scholarship Team: (1) programming and coding support and research collaboration; (2) data analysis and research collaboration; (3) exploration of emerging digital scholarship tools, technologies,
techniques, and applications; (4) digital scholarship instruction and partner engagement. For more information and to apply, visit the Digital Scholarship Partner position description.
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