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Graduate Assistant Opportunity: myDATA Program

Modified: August 18, 2017

The myDATA Program seeks a graduate student (4th-year or beyond, still on fellowship) to provide administrative support for all phases of the program. Primary activities will include creating and managing program communications; assisting with planning and coordinating quarterly professional development lectures/workshops, a poster session, and an end-of-year celebration; and assisting with program assessment. This position offers the opportunity to build skills and experience in communication, leadership, collaboration, and program management.
 
Time Commitment and Location
The GA will be expected to commit 4 – 5 hours/week, 10/1/17 – 8/1/18 (excluding University holidays). The GA can be based on either the Chicago or Evanston campus, but must be available to attend 1 – 2 events/quarter on the Chicago campus.
 
Funding and Eligibility
This GA-ship will provide a small amount of funding in addition to a student’s regular funding ($15/hour, paid quarterly). Only students who will be receiving funding through August 2018 are eligible.
 
Application
The successful applicant will have strong communication and organizational skills.
 
To apply, please send the following to Mearah Quinn-Brauner, Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development, The Graduate School, by September 19. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis:

  • Resume (1 page)
  • Cover letter (1 page) explaining why you are interested in this position and how your previous experience prepares you to be effective in the role

The myDATA: Preparing Science PhDs for Careers in a Data-Driven World Program is a year-long program that provides science PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with training in computational skills, methods, and pedagogy along with mentoring that will enhance their research and facilitate their successful transition into a wide range of careers. The program has three phases: 1) a computational skills seminar, 2) a mentored research project, and 3) a train-the-trainers workshop. This program, supported through a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Guidance for Trainees grant, is a collaboration between The Graduate School, Northwestern University Information Technology, Northwestern University Libraries, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, and the Biostatistics Collaboration Center.

Professional Development