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Master Student Lab Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 08/15/2017
Working Title Master Student Lab Assistant
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Information Systems/Technology
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Master Student Lab Assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Yu-Ru Lin, School of Information Sciences. The student will work on projects related to news media and social media analysis and data visualization. Duties will include developing web-based system to carry out the interactive data analysis & visualization, and user interaction. Programming skills and facility manipulating data is required. Experiences with web design/programming and visualization using javascript (e.g., D3) is preferable. Preference will be given to master’s students with information and/or computer science background.

Job Requirements

Strong organizational skills.
Attention to detail.
Programming skills required: python, javascript, and familiarity with unix environment and database (e.g. Mysql). Experience with web design and development is preferable.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $15.00
Anticipated Number of Openings Two
Anticipated Hours per Week 15
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location 2217 Cathedral of Learning
Posting Number S-05217-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents