The Digital Natural History Graduate Lab Assistant will work with faculty, students and teaching team to prepare an undergraduate course.
This course is about plant biodiversity and evolution; candidates must have strong interest or existing knowledge in plants, evolutionary biology and/or biogeography and/or conservation biology. Desirable candidates will have knowledge of traditional natural history and trends in digital natural history. Background in field ecology, forestry, horticulture or conservation policy also desirable. Work during Summer and/or Fall 2019 will entail reviewing, consolidating and refining materials created during the first iteration of the course in Spring 2018. During the academic semester Spring 2019, the assistant will participate in delivering 6-8 in-class lessons using technology. The focus of the sessions will emphasize working with students learning about these tools and approaches; completing projects in biodiversity analysis; and in traditional and digital natural history.
The ideal candidate would be available part time through the end of Spring 2019.
Department: Provost's Office
Required Qualification Summary:
Software skills should include R statistical software (ideally including Shiny and/or Swirl); GIS in ArcMap and/or QGIS and related on-line tools such as Leaflet; comprehension of phylogenetic concepts and experience in inferring/analyzing/visualizing phylogenies.
Also desirable are familiarity with Canvas, ability to collaborate using Google Drive and other G-Suite tools, Wikis creation and editing (i.e., Wikispaces).
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