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Lab Assistant (Master's Student)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 09/22/2017
Working Title Lab Assistant (Master's Student)
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’s student to be a lab assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Yu-Ru Lin, School of Computing and Information. 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 an information science and/or computer science background.

Job Requirements

Programming skills required: python, javascript, and familiarity with unix environment and database (e.g., mysql). Experiences 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 $13.50
Anticipated Number of Openings 3
Anticipated Hours per Week 15 avg, varies week to week
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Information Sciences Building
Posting Number S-05630-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
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter