Los Angeles, CA Other 2 weeks ago
The Office of Advanced Research Computing Consultant to join a team of highly-trained technologists working directly with UCLA faculty to support digitally enabled research. The Digital Research Consultant provides expertise, resources, and recommendations to advance digital research initiatives by investigating and implementing new technologies, and collaborating with researchers across campus. This position works with other faculty-facing technologists in the RTG to support a community of faculty and researchers engaged in diverse research activities across UCLA's schools, divisions and disciplines. Under supervision from RTG leadership and in coordination with RTG colleagues, the Digital Research Consultant will advance the University, department, and group missions to position UCLA as a world leader in digital research and education. Positioned within the GIS, Visualization, XR, and Modeling group, the position requires a broad set of technological, creative, problem-solving, and communication skills to accelerate and facilitate the ambitious research of world-class researchers and faculty. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. or Master's Degree in humanities, social sciences, design and media arts, computer science, natural sciences, engineering, statistics, bioinformatics, or mathematics, plus a minimum of five years of experience utilizing cutting-edge technologies. Commensurate work experience would be considered. Expertise desired in one or more of the following areas: data science, web development and web development frameworks, scripting languages, data visualization, predictive modeling, data mining, data carpentry, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence. The position also requires excellent oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to serving the diverse and inclusive educational environment at UCLA.

Specifically, this position will:1) engage with faculty and researchers to address research needs across the research lifecycle; 2) develop research facilitation and instruction services, programs, and workshops that promote, support, and inspire digital research methods; 3) cultivate and document short- and long-term goals to achieving the envisioned services and programs; 4) provide strategic planning and practical decision-making for the technical infrastructure of digital projects in support of both teaching and research across the campus; 5) explore innovative uses of digital data, especially in conjunction with large, convergence research and inter- and transdisciplinary endeavors; 6) advise individuals, groups, and departments on the use, processing, and analysis of digital data; and 7) collaborate with other campus departments, UC colleagues, and representatives from peer institutions on shared initiatives.

Percentage of Time:
100

Shift Start:
8:00 am

Shift End:
5:00 pm

Qualifications for Position

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Qualifications

Required/Preferred

1. Advanced degree in area of specialization or equivalent education and a minimum of five years of experience utilizing cutting-edge technologies.

Required

2. Extensive knowledge of relevant methods, theories, and software in field of expertise that can be applied to interdisciplinary research problems.

Required

3. Ability to work with researchers to solve problems in their area(s) of expertise, or help them locate solutions with other campus research support units.

Required

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Required

5. Ability to initiate, foster, and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers in a team-based environment.

Required

6. Critical thinking skills and the ability to apply them across all job activities.

Required

7. Demonstrated leadership and project management skills.

Required

8. Ability to work with faculty and researchers from across campus on interdisciplinary teams.

Required

9. Experience working with faculty and/or principal investigators in higher education.

Preferred

10. Experience with multiple technologies, methods, and software packages as relevant to the incumbent's area(s) of expertise (e.g., web development and web development frameworks, Python, R, SQL, Tableau, predictive modeling, data mining, data carpentry, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence.)

Preferred

11. Demonstrated commitment to data justice, data ethics, data cultures, data societies, data arts, data narratives, data policies, data labors, data sciences, as well as stories and narratives regarding data.

Preferred

12. Familiarity with Digital Humanities and related practices, including but not limited to those within arts, social sciences, architecture, urban planning, geography, and archeology.

Preferred

13. Demonstrated teaching experience.

Preferred

14. Experience with data visualization tools relative to the incumbent's area(s) of expertise.

Preferred

15. Fluency in best practices for the preservation and enduring utility of digital research resources.

Preferred

Additional Posting Information

Bargaining Unit:
99-Policy Covered

Application Deadline:
07-04-2022

External Posting Date:
  • Company:
    UCLA
  • Job Type:
  • Posting Date:
    11th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    11th Jun 2022
  • Location:
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