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SCI Course TA - Python for Data Management & Analytics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 12/07/2017
Working Title SCI Course TA - Python for Data Management & Analytics
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Spring
Job Type Student
Job Category Other
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

We are looking for a teaching assistant (TA) for the course “Python for Data Management & Analytics” that is offered jointly by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the School of Computing & Information. In particular, we are looking for a TA who possesses demonstrable knowledge about the Python programming language, statistics, and fundamental principles and techniques of data cleaning and data mining.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Python, including variables, flow control statements, lists, dictionaries
    Python libraries, including numpy, pandas, sklearn, matplotlib
  • Reading data from multiple text file formats, including CSV & JSON

*Descriptive statistics & basic data visualization

*High-level introduction to regression, classification, and clustering

The TA will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the students as they work on coding assignments
  • Grading assignments
  • Helping course instructors to develop and evaluate teaching case studies using Python
Job Requirements

Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed one of the following courses with a grade of B+ or higher:

  • INFSCI 2160: Data Mining
  • CS 1656 / CS 2056 – Introduction to Data Science
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 $10.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 2
Anticipated Hours per Week 10
Anticipated Weekly Schedule


Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location Information Sciences Building
Posting Number S-05932-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