Position Description: The Office of Advanced Research Computing Consultant to join a team of highly-trained technologists working directly with UCLA faculty to support digitally enabled research. The Digital Research Consultant provides expertise, resources, and recommendations to advance digital research initiatives by investigating and implementing new technologies, and collaborating with researchers across campus. This position works with other faculty-facing technologists in the RTG to support a community of faculty and researchers engaged in diverse research activities across UCLA's schools, divisions and disciplines. Under supervision from RTG leadership and in coordination with RTG colleagues, the Digital Research Consultant will advance the University, department, and group missions to position UCLA as a world leader in digital research and education. Positioned within the GIS, Visualization, XR, and Modeling group, the position requires a broad set of technological, creative, problem-solving, and communication skills to accelerate and facilitate the ambitious research of world-class researchers and faculty. The ideal candidate would have a Ph.D. or Master's Degree in humanities, social sciences, design and media arts, computer science, natural sciences, engineering, statistics, bioinformatics, or mathematics, plus a minimum of five years of experience utilizing cutting-edge technologies. Commensurate work experience would be considered. Expertise desired in one or more of the following areas: data science, web development and web development frameworks, scripting languages, data visualization, predictive modeling, data mining, data carpentry, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence. The position also requires excellent oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to serving the diverse and inclusive educational environment at UCLA.
Specifically, this position will: 1) engage with faculty and researchers to address research needs across the research lifecycle; 2) develop research facilitation and instruction services, programs, and workshops that promote, support, and inspire digital research methods; 3) cultivate and document short- and long-term goals to achieving the envisioned services and programs; 4) provide strategic planning and practical decision-making for the technical infrastructure of digital projects in support of both teaching and research across the campus; 5) explore innovative uses of digital data, especially in conjunction with large, convergence research and inter- and transdisciplinary endeavors; 6) advise individuals, groups, and departments on the use, processing, and analysis of digital data; and 7) collaborate with other campus departments, UC colleagues, and representatives from peer institutions on shared initiatives.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.