[Humanist] 26.282 job at Brown

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Fri Sep 7 06:40:27 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 282.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:04:07 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: job at Brown

> Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2012 15:55:00 -0400
> From: Mylonas, Elli <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>

The Center for Computation and Visualization at Brown University
(http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CCV/) has an opening for an
Application Scientist, with an emphasis on social sciences and
humanities, working on projects that include high performance
computing, visualization, and statistical approaches to big datasets,
among other things. Although the humanities are only a partial focus
of this position, there is a vibrant DH community at Brown which would
welcome a new colleague.

The official description follows:

The Application Scientist Specialist is responsible for the
collaborative support of targeted sciences research projects,
preferably with an emphasis on applications in the humanities and
social sciences. The incumbent will provide advice and support to
researchers on the proper methodology to conduct data analysis,
synthesis, modeling and visualization; will establish research
collaborations involving statistical programming, literature reviews
and perform analyses; will assist researchers in developing grant
applications including protocol/research design; will assist in
preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals;
will establish and maintain collaborations with other statistical
oriented centers and will support applications used for graphical
representations of data and information visualization; will work with
CCV's technical staff, graduate student Technology Assistants, and
part-time undergrads, to contribute in the provision of timely and
effective user support in a fast-paced, modern academic
high-performance computing facility.

Minimum Qualifications:

- A master degree in the social sciences or related field with a
minimum of three years of experience and a strong
methodological/analytical background or a combination of education and
- Quantitative, mathematical and statistical skills required for
explorative data mining
- Experience in research protocol development, data management and analysis
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Applications support, and user support experience, including the
ability to communicate technical information clearly to individuals
with different levels of technical knowledge.
- Ability to work independently, managing tasks, projects,
prioritization, timelines and goals
- Expertise in the use of major statistical and mathematical
applications such as R, SAS, Matlab, and Mathematica.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Ph.D in the Social Sciences or related field
- Moderate to advanced programming experience in C, C++, Python or Perl.
- Expertise in the UNIX operating system.
- Knowledge of parallel computing and/or cloud computing techniques.
- Experience or desire to work in an academic setting.
- Graphics and Visualization expertise
- Experience with spatial analysis

For more information, and to apply, see:

Please disseminate.


[Elli Mylonas
  Center for Digital Scholarship
  University Library
  Brown University

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