Join the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) as our PhD Data Consultant. The Data Consultant plays a crucial role in our efforts to make our work on community-centered data accessible to others—including community organizations and public officials in the greater Boston area as well as faculty and students across campus. The Data Consultant has ___ primary tasks: (1) design curricula that teach the skills for leveraging community-centered data for a range of audiences, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate students and community representatives; (2) contribute to the maintenance of the contents of BARI’s Boston Data Portal (https://cssh.northeastern.edu/bari/boston-data-portal/); and (3) hold individual consultations with faculty, students, and community organizations on the use of data.
Boston Area Research Initiative's Community Outreach
Faculty / Project Lead
BARI’s outreach work is essential to our goal of using data to benefit local communities—either by supporting community organizations to use the data or additional research and teaching pursued by others. As with all of our projects, this is realized by an “intergenerational team,” composed of faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, with an emphasis on robust collaboration and learning among team members with diverse skills and perspectives. The Data Consultant will work especially closely with BARI’s Program Coordinator, Director (Dan O’Brien), Associate Director for Civic Research (Kim Lucas), and other students on the team.
Applicants should have experience working with R programming language. Experience with GIS software also a plus.