Quantitative Data Science Graduate Specialist

As part of its Graduate Specialist program, the Rutgers New Brunswick Libraries seek a Quantitative Data Science Graduate Specialist to provide instruction in the use of free or widely available tools to clean, analyze, and visualize data. It is expected that the Graduate Specialist will develop and provide structured online synchronous and asynchronous workshops, and consulting and training services ranging from the development of and the facilitation of interest group meetings to drop-in or e-mail help. The specific tools supported will depend on the expertise of the Graduate Specialist selected; some examples of tools are OpenRefine, Orange, and Tableau. The Quantitative Data Science Graduate Specialist will work under the supervision of the Chemistry & Physics Librarian/Science Data Specialist to develop a program for service and outreach. The position will be online, and, depending on the operating status of the Rutgers New Brunswick campus for the 2020-21 academic year, there is the possibility of some in person instruction at the Library of Science and Medicine. The Graduate Specialist Program at New Brunswick Libraries is strongly and actively committed to diversity and antiracism, and seeks to hire students who will engage with diverse audiences and contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment. We follow the University's non-discrimination policy (see NonDiscrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement ).


Successful applicants will be highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in data science and instruction. Knowledge of data cleaning techniques, data analysis, visualization, and coding are required, and experience in providing instruction to students of various skill levels is preferred. Intellectual curiosity and strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for learning, are required qualifications for this position, as well as consistent availability for 8-12 hours per week of work during the semester.


The position is open to current Rutgers–New Brunswick graduate students in relevant disciplines who are eligible for on-campus employment.


This is a one-semester, 10-hours-per-week position paid at an hourly rate of $25.00. The term of employment is September 1, 2020, to December 15, 2020 [15 weeks]. Contingent on funding and performance, the position may be available to continue through the following semester.

Application Process

Please submit the following materials via e-mail to Charlene Houser at charlene.houser@rutgers.edu:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter describing how this position will help you meet your future goals; contributions you can make to this position and the New Brunswick Libraries; and any academic or technical qualifications you bring to the position 
  •  Names and contact information for two (2) references

First consideration will be given to applications received by August 7, 2020.

For questions regarding the Quantitative Data Science Graduate Specialist please contact Laura Palumbo, Science Data Specialist and Chemistry/Physics Librarian, at laura.palumbo@rutgers.edu. See https://libguides.rutgers.edu/graduatespecialist for information about the Graduate Specialist Program.


Posted: July 27, 2020