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PennState | University Park, Pennsylvania
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Campus/Location: University Park Campus Date Announced: 04/26/2019 Date Closing: open until filled Job Number: 87407 Work Unit: University Libraries Department: Research Informatics and Publishing


The mission of the Data Learning Center of the University Libraries is to inspire intellectual discovery by providing services to help users transform data into information. These services include consultations, training, and online tools for student and other researchers in areas such as data, statistics, and research methodology. The primary function of the Statistical Assistant will be to aid the statistical consultants in providing advice and assistance to students in research design, data collection, data analysis, and the use of statistical software. Additionally, the Statistical Assistant will participate in various other ongoing Data Learning Center projects and initiatives, such as developing training materials, database, and online tools. While serving the Data Learning Center, the Statistical Assistant will receive guidance and mentorship from the statistical consultants as well as other library staff. At the conclusion of the internship, the Statistical Assistant will be expected to create a report summarizing his or her experience. Desired skills and experience: Full-time juniors and seniors in good academic standing; Solid knowledge of basic statistical procedures and concepts; Basic understanding of intermediate/advanced statistical procedures and concepts; Some experience with the following: Minitab, SPSS, R, SAS, and STATA preferred; Experience with any of the following is a plus: LaTeX, Access, SQL, NVivo, MPlus, Amos, Lisrel, other programming languages or statistical software; Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint; Ability and interest to learn new statistical software; Desire and ability to work in a collaborative environment; Excellent communication and time management skills; Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as needed; Inquisitive, positive attitude and natural curiosity. Compensation: Workload is flexible, but can be up to 20 hours per week during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters. The pay rate is $9.50/hour. The intern may, at their discretion, apply for academic credit through their department. For further information or questions, please contact Data Learning Center at datalearning@psu.edu

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