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Linda J Davis <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:51:02 +0000
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Dr. Davis

From: Deborah Ann Kermer
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 11:21 AM
To: Linda J Davis
Subject: Data Services is hiring a Quantitative Specialist

Hi Professor Davis,

Data Services in the Library is looking to hire a quantitative
specialist to help assist students and faculty with data management and
basic statistics. It is a student wages position for 10-15 hrs a week
and a great opportunity for the right person to refine their data and
consulting skills.

I'm writing to see if you know anybody who might be a good match and
could encourage them to apply (particularly students who will not be
graduating this year). The ideal person:
- has good problem solving and people skills
- has a strong foundation in math or basic statistics
- is interested in learning SPSS & Stata

The job is posted on (ID: 131984) for the next few
weeks and the description is also included below.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thank you,
Debby Kermer
Data Services Research Consultant

p.s. The student *cannot* have another job on campus and must be
available during normal business hours (M-F 10am-6pm). Teaching
experience is required, but even informal teaching/helping counts (like
helping a parent learn to use a smartphone). Pay is commensurate with

Hire Mason Job ID: 131984
Data Services Student Assistant

Job Description:
The student assistant will work as a team with Data Services staff to
help students and faculty with the software and tools needed to conduct
empirical research, primarily in the Social Sciences*. Some prior
experience and skill in Quantitative (Statistical) methodology,
analysis, and/or software is needed and the student assistant will have
the opportunity to refine his or her technical and practical skills in
those areas.

General duties include staffing the Data Services computer lab,
providing drop-in assistance with all supported software, and developing
teaching resources. As able, the assistant will also conduct one-on-one
consultations with students and faculty and teach library-offered workshops.

The cover letter must address experience with Quantitative research and
any formal or informal experience teaching or helping others.

* Areas such as Communication, Education, Nursing, Public Policy,
Sociology, and Economics.

Required Qualifications:
 Applicants must be registered as full-time graduate students in good
standing for the full academic year at George Mason University.
 Applicants cannot hold another job on campus
 Must have formal or informal experience teaching or helping others
with data analysis, math, statistics, software, or technology
 Must have a strong customer service orientation and the ability to
both interact and communicate with a variety of individuals and groups.
 Must have education and/or experience in Quantitative research.
 Must be a self-starter and able to learn new software and analytic

Preferred Qualifications:
 Teaching or tutoring experience is strongly preferred
 Intermediate-level computer skills are strongly preferred
 Experience with research in the Social Sciences is preferred
 Experience with SPSS, Stata, R, or Excel Pivot Tables is a plus
 Experience with syntax or computer programming is a plus
Debby Kermer
Data Services Research Consultant
Fenwick Library, 4607
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