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Social/Clinical Research Assistant-181977

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Social/Clinical Research Assistant
Department Name Carolina Population Center – 631100
Vacancy ID S016692
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range dependent on qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary
If part-time, how many hours per week? 20-35
Work Schedule
Proposed Start Date 08/01/2020
Estimated Duration of Appointment 1 month or less
Posting Open Date 07/20/2020
Posting Close Date 08/04/2020
Description of Work

Dr. Lindsay Smith Taillie is looking to hire a temporary Data Engineer RA to contribute to a project on strategies to reduce meat consumption in the US. Students in computer science or math programs are especially encouraged to apply. Details of the project follow.

Project goal: Create a dataset that consists of images, nutrition info, and other information about grocery store items. This dataset will be used in an online/virtual grocery store to answer questions about decision-making regarding food purchases.

Interviewed applicants will be provided with Python code and asked to complete a brief web scraping task as part of the interview process.

Education and Experience

Four-year degree or equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work.

Skills required:
• Basic programming (through coursework or relevant experience)
• Data cleaning and processing using Python (Numpy and Pandas)
• Web scraping skills
• Knowledge of basic webpage formats (HTML, CSS)
• Willingness to learn new technologies
• Attention to deal

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
Special Instructions

Interviewed applicants will be provided with Python code and asked to complete a brief web scraping task as part of the interview process.

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Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter

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