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BT - Callahan - Digital Natural History Graduate Lab Assistant

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Position Title BT - Callahan - Digital Natural History Graduate Lab Assistant
Type of Position Administrative
Job Function

The Digital Natural History Graduate Lab Assistant will work with faculty, students and teaching team to prepare and participate in delivering 10-11 in­-class lessons using technology.

For the academic semester Spring 2018, the focus of the sessions will explore a variety of tools in the study of biodiversity and digital natural history. This is an undergraduate course about plant biodiversity and evolution; candidates must have strong interest or existing knowledge in plants, evolutionary biology and/or biogeography and/or conservation biology, traditional natural history and trends in digital natural history. Greenhouse or horticultural skill also desirable.

Strong possibility this may extend into summer follow-up work and/or planning for second iteration of the course in Spring 2019.

Department Provost's Office
Reports to Title Professor of the course
Full or Part Time Part Time
Number Of Months 6-9 months
Work Schedule

Up to 240 total hours.

During the Spring 2018 semester, a commitment of 10hrs/wk is required with flexibility in scheduling to cover the class and also hold “office hours” or “help sessions” with enrolled students. For every one session taught there is typically 3­-4 hours of preparation time, 1 hour for delivery, and the remaining hours as scheduled times for students to consult either one-­on-­one or as a group.

Position End Date (if temporary) 08/31/2018
Posting Number 2017 -01010- AS

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary

Experience with Excel and R required. Research experience required. The ideal person will be detail oriented with a strong work ethic, have both excellent quantitative skills and communication skills, and will be comfortable thinking critically about quantitative data.

Preference will be given to those with research experience with GIS.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Required Qualification Summary

Software skills should include R statistical software (ideally including Shiny and/or Swirl); GIS in ArcMap and/or QGIS and related on-line tools such as Leaflet; comprehension of phylogenetic concepts and experience in inferring/analyzing/visualizing phylogenies.

Also desirable are familiarity with Canvas, ability to collaborate using Google Drive and other G-Suite tools, Wikis creation and editing (i.e., Wikispaces).

Preferred Qualification Summary
Physical Demands Summary
Salary Range $25/hour

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date 11/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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