Data Management Admin Support, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Created 11/25/2020
Employer University of Minnesota
Reference 11366861
Job Type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
The UMN Lion Center is seeking part-time administrative support to assist with the management and cleaning of camera trap data collected from SnapshotSafari, a citizen-science project that processes hundreds of thousands of images each year. Image files are verified and clean upon receipt, and scripts are run to prepare them for upload to the Zooniverse platform used for classification. The successful candidate will be responsible for running scripts to assess any errors in the data and then cleaning the data to ensure high fidelity and precision in the final product.

Essential Functions
-Manage and clean data from research sites
-Perform independent troubleshooting and problem solving
-Identify and implement opportunities to increase efficiency in the work process
-Assist with overflow work from graduate students as needed

Part-time, averaging approximately 10-12 hours/week, weekly workload will depend on timing of data receipt from collaborators

Additional Information


-Problem solving skills and ownership of assigned tasks
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-Flexibility and the ability to work under tight deadlines or changing needs
-Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and specialized software for the performance of duties
-Working knowledge of standard office equipment such as printers and copiers

-Experience coding in Python programming language
-Experience with PuTTY and WinSCP software
-Experience with Minnesota Supercomputing Institute's interface

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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