African Americans in STEM EN Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:27:16 +0000 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:27:16 +0000 JobElephant XML export tool (Michael Ang) (Michael Ang) Part-time Lab Manager Pennsylvania State University University Park PA 16802
Part-time Lab Manager

Do you want to help make the world a better place by eliminating the risk of infectious diseases? The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences is seeking to hire one or more highly motivated individuals as part-time lab manager (for up to 24 hours per week) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Vivek Kapur on projects that are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and various other major US and international funding agencies.

Typical laboratory duties may include but are not limited to performing basic molecular biological techniques (DNA extraction, conventional and real-time PCR), immunoassays, preparation of bacteriological media, maintaining inventories, ordering lab supplies, etc.

Basic office responsibilities may include but are not limited to: scheduling meetings, ordering office supplies, assisting with grant and proposal preparation and submission, making travel arrangements as well as processing travel and other expense reports through the SAP Concur system.

A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or related field is preferred. Attention to detail, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to write correspondence and reports, and excellent organizational skills are required.

Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and specific reasons for interest in the position, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position/title, telephone number, and email address).

Apply online at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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NCSSM Morganton Business Intelligence & Data Analyst North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Morganton NC 28655
We invite and welcome all applications for employment within our institution. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at (919) 416-2662.

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Initiatives, this position will support NCSSM's institutional Data Analytics program through information analysis, report and visualization design, data quality control, research, and advisory assistance on strategic areas of high importance to the executive leadership of the school, divisions, campuses, and programs. The business intelligence & data analyst will work with cross-divisional teams including data owners, stewards, architects, and content area experts to build and maintain internal and public-facing data dashboards and datasets to increase and improve the use of data in decision-making processes and to generate insights to improve the effectiveness of the institution to support student success. The analyst will participate as key personnel with the Director and in collaboration with Enrollment Services and IT in developing and implementing the NCSSM Data Analytics program and data governance strategies across multiple programs (NCSSM-Durham, NCSSM-Morganton, NCSSM-Online and NCSSM-Open Enrollment) with faculty and staff in two locations (Durham, Morganton). This position will be located at the new NCSSM-Morganton campus and will serve as a representative of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness on the Morganton campus with institution-wide duties and responsibilities.

35% Data Dashboard Design and Maintenance

Designs, builds, and maintains dashboards and visualizations using Tableau products for end users, internally and externally. The analyst will work closely with the Director, Research and Assessment Specialist, Data Architect, Data Stewards/Owners, and the Webmaster to design and publish dashboards related to a number of student success, business process, and strategic initiatives.

30% Data Analytics Leadership

Independently conducts statistical analyses of current and historic school-wide data, identifies trends, and develops projections that inform planning and strategic decision-making for NCSSM using statistical (SAS, R, Python etc.) tools and programming. Consult on data analytics projects with a variety of institutional stakeholders with a customer service orientation and with particular focus to serving the needs of Morganton campus personnel.

15% Compliance and Standards Reporting

Work within Institutional Effectiveness and with other departments that report official records to external organizations (HR, Finance, Advancement) to ensure accurate and efficient reporting of institutional data.

10% Communications and Training

Train and collaborate with faculty, administration, and staff related to the major duties of this position. Edit and format reports and data visualizations for a wide variety of audiences.

10% Support for Data Governance Priorities

Support the Director and other key personnel in developing and implementing data governance strategies and policies throughout the institution.

How to Apply:

Submit electronic application via:

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Data Scientist / Statistician University of California San Francisco San Francisco CA 94143

Job Summary:

The Data Scientist/Statistician will work with UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative under the direction of the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI) faculty director, executive director, and Senior Statistician.

The Data Scientist/Statistician will apply statistical and data science methodologies to original research projects that focus on homelessness and its effects on health. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with a variety of data sources, including administrative and longitudinal survey data and will be able to clean, manage, link, and analyze these sources. They will be passionate about using data to find innovative solutions to homelessness. The individual will be able to conduct analyses and data management on multiple projects concurrently. We seek a highly organized individual with outstanding statistical analysis and data management skills who has superior written and verbal communications skills and excellent time management.

The Data Scientist/Statistician will:

  • Report to the Senior Statistician of BHHI and work closely with other analysts. Work collaboratively with other investigators, trainees, staff and partner organizations

  • Determine data sources for gathering available data - including utilizing San Francisco and surrounding county's data, as well as California data when appropriate

  • Plan and design data management and data analysis of multiple studies

  • In consultation with the senior statistician and principal investigators (PIs), develop multivariable data analysis plans, using appropriate statistical methods (should be able to carry out the analysis plan independently)

  • Provide statistical input into development of data collection tools, including questionnaires

  • Document processes to ensure accuracy and outcomes of research

  • Evaluate inconsistencies and trends in the data and present hypotheses related to the implications in the analysis

  • Present findings to PI and incorporate the feedback into additional iterations of the report

  • Provide statistical expertise to PI

  • Design processes to guarantee strict privacy of data

  • Provide documentation, including drafting statistical sections of grant proposals, manuscripts and reports

  • Develop systems to allow data to be used adhering to data use agreement

  • Contribute to study design, ensure the data necessary to evaluate study hypotheses are collected, and the resulting datasets are of sufficient quality to provide reliable results

  • Collaborate with investigators on research papers

  • (Preferred) Create presentations of data using Tableau or other data visualization software

  • (Preferred) Utilize GIS software to find relationships between collected data and geographic areas.

Department Description:

The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) carries out innovative research to prevent and treat chronic disease in populations for whom social conditions often conspire to both promote various chronic diseases and make their management more challenging. Founded in 2006, the CVP is located on the campus of SFGH. Beyond the local communities it serves, CVP is nationally and internationally known for its research in health communication and health policy to reduce health disparities, with special expertise in the social determinants of health, including literacy, homelessness, food policy, poverty, and minority status, with a focus on the clinical conditions of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

The UCSF Benioff Homeless and Housing Initiative is a new program within Center for Vulnerable Populations, which launched in July 2019. The initiative's goals are to develop and disseminate evidence-based strategies to prevent and end homelessness by conducting high quality research and disseminating findings to policymakers and the general public.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics or related area and/or equivalent experience/training

  • 3 or more years of experience in a related field with relevant research experience

  • Thorough skills in programming, statistical analysis and data management in STATA, SAS or R

  • Substantive knowledge of quantitative research methods and casual inference

  • Extensive experience conducting statistical analysis of observational studies, program evaluations, administrative data or longitudinal cohorts

  • Ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential data

  • Strong skills in project management

  • Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations

  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in statistics, epidemiology or related area and/or equivalent experience/training

  • Knowledge of Tableau or other data visualization software

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS or other geographic information system software

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Technical Product Manager, Knowledge Management (IT) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle WA 98109

Role Summary

As a Technical Product Manager, you will help create the future of knowledge management at the foundation. Our vision is to empower all employees with easy and intuitive access to all our knowledge assets and improve the culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing. A key component to enable this vision is to create a platform that connects employees to both tacit and explicit knowledge, in the context of work. This platform is even more important and relevant now, as traditional knowledge sharing through in-person conversations is not easy.

You will be responsible for the definition and development of the knowledge management platform roadmap, aligned with our mission. You will manage the full product lifecycle, integrating customer feedback into product requirements, driving prioritization and pre/post-launch execution. This role reports to the Deputy Director, Knowledge Management.

Leadership and Culture

We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment in which they thrive, will do phenomenal things.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Product Roadmap: Develop and maintain the product roadmap for the knowledge management platform. Collaborate with business and IT partners to ensure that the roadmap creates business value with technically sound solutions that enhance product capabilities.

  • Technology Evaluation: Evaluate gaps in current solution and identify and assess technologies to enhance product capabilities. Build strong relationships with strategic vendors of existing technologies to drive enhancements in current offerings.

  • Project Delivery: Day-to-day management and prioritization of work for contingent staff and FTE team members. Partner with cross-IT teams to ensure alignment and partnership on dependencies.

  • Customer Engagement: Deeply understand the customer's business capabilities, needs, user feedback and be able to work with business and technology partners to synthesize into a prioritized set of user stories.

  • Team Leadership: Influence team members, build trust, motivate team members and build strong relationships across the team and foundation to help drive the work forward. This role will require strong management of contingent staff and/or managed services.

  • Continuous Improvement: Monitor the business capability landscape to identify opportunities for greater long-term business value. Frequently monitor the industry solution landscape to track the development of available solutions and find opportunities. Partner with peers and customers across the foundation to ensure that current solutions remain relevant, useful and supported.

  • People Management: This role may lead people and/or contractors and is responsible for securing the talent needed to achieve our goals, ensuring successful onboarding, communicating performance expectations, creating goal alignment, integrating project and change management, giving and seeking feedback, providing coaching, measuring progress and holding people accountable, and recognizing achievement and lessons learned.

Core Knowledge and Skills

  • Current knowledge of industry best practices and trends in the field of knowledge management

  • Experience defining and driving Proof of Concepts and Pilots of new experience and solutions utilizing emerging technology

  • Familiarity with the concepts of search, knowledge graphs, ontologies, machine learning and AI and their application to solve business problems

  • A track record of working across business, design, and engineering to deliver customer facing features

  • Demonstrated ability to use customer feedback, user experience research, and other qualitative and quantitative metrics to inform product planning and prioritization

  • Hands on experience in developing technical roadmaps, story outlines, writing user stories, refining product backlogs and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, ability to quickly master new technologies and/or processes

  • Ability to negotiate and evaluate multiple technology solutions

  • Ability to assess current capabilities across our technology stack, using them where necessary

  • Ability to influence peers and managers and build consensus while dealing with ambiguity

  • Ability to articulate the value achieved through technology/project deliverables across the IT org and to non-technical audiences at all levels.

Typical Education, Certification and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in technical field, or equivalent experience.

  • At least 10 years of experience with:

    • 5+ years of managing or delivering digital products

    • 3+ years of experience taking a product idea from concept through launch

    • Proven communication and analytical abilities

*Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.


As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We're committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:

* Race

* Color

* Age

* Religion

* Pregnancy

* Sex

* Sexual Orientation

* Disability

* Gender Identity

* Gender Expression

* National Origin

* Genetic Information

* Veteran Status

* Marital Status

* Prior Protected Activity

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Assistant Professor, Geology (Full time, Tenure Track) Humboldt State University Arcata CA 95521

Assistant Professor, Geology (Full time, Tenure Track)

Humboldt State University

Department of Geology
JOB 2122-02

Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that strives to foster an equitable and inclusive community that supports our students of diverse backgrounds. Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state.

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University and the Department of Geology invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position starting August 2021, in the broad area of lithospheric earth processes (formation and evolution of the oceanic and/or continental lithosphere) with expertise in one or more of the following areas: earth materials, mineralogy, igneous or metamorphic petrology, and paleoseismology/seismology. Ideally, this candidate's teaching and research expertise would complement our existing strengths in geomorphology, tectonics, glacial geology, structural geology, geochronology, and critical-zone ecohydrology. As an institution, HSU is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share HSU's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at: Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:

An earned Ph.D. or equivalent (dissertation defended and accepted) in Geology/Geoscience with a specialization in igneous processes and petrology, metamorphic petrology, lithospheric processes, paleoseismology/seismology or a related field from an accredited college of university is required at the time of appointment. Outstanding candidates with ABD will be considered. If ABD at the time of interview, please include a statement from Ph.D. advisor regarding the likelihood of completion prior to appointment date (approximately August 15, 2021). Candidates with experience developing curriculum/courses/programs that inclusively serve a diverse student population and facilitate community growth are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
  • Interest and ability to teach a demanding course load and broad range of courses that includes General Geology, Geologic Field Methods, California Geology, and Summer Field Camp, and will include some combination of the following, based on the candidate's specialty and abilities: Earth Materials, Petrology, Neotectonics, Structural Geology, Advanced Field Methods and Instrumental Methods;
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of inclusive methodologies, and commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Record of quantitative, field-based, and lab-based research of processes related to the formation and evolution of the oceanic and/or continental lithosphere ;
  • Record of, or potential for, involving undergraduate students in their research program including creating research opportunities for all students, preferably in the western US;
  • Interest and ability in teaching field-based courses, such as Field Methods or part of the four week summer Field Camp;
  • Willingness to actively recruit students from community colleges and local high schools;
  • Values that align with the mission, values and vision statement of the department, College of Natural Resources and
    Sciences and the university; and
  • Commitment to collegiality and collaboration for the benefit of the department anduniversity.
    Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences or ability to strengthen geospatial education (e.g. GIS) and training opportunities for students;
  • Desire to incorporate innovative teaching methods and develop educational earth science pedagogies and a commitment to community outreach; and
  • Potential for collaborative research with other faculty in the geology department or other departments.
    At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page:
    Evidence of degree completion is required at time of hire.

    PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates are expected to be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: introductory and general education geology courses, required courses in field geology, Earth Materials, Petrology, Neotectonics, Structural Geology, and Instrumental Methods and at least one upper division/graduate level course in their specialty and summer field camp every two or three years.

    Successful applicants will be expected to advise research at the MS and undergraduate levels. The Geology Department is strongly field oriented, and the successful applicant should have demonstrated interest and ability to teach students in field situations. The normal teaching workload is approximately three courses per semester with associated laboratories. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

    The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research and scholarship with graduate and undergraduate students, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions of the department, campus, and university system.

    Humboldt State also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. HSU is a leader in learning communities that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Geology is currently composed of ~55 geology undergraduate students, ~7 geology graduate students, 6 faculty, and 2 full-time staff. We offer a BS degree in Geology, a BA in Geoscience, and a MS degree in Environmental Systems-Geology Option. Our location on California's beautiful North Coast near the Mendocino Triple Junction and proximity to a diverse suite of igneous and metamorphic assemblages, as well as structural features in the Coastal and Klamath geologic provinces, provide unparalleled access to natural laboratories.

    For more information, please visit:

    Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Humboldt State University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt State currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff, many from local area California Indian tribes. HSU is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at HSU to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the HSU library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. HSU strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the HSU Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit:

    APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio: Click here to apply:

  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • 2 page Statement of Research describing your:
    o Research interests and experiences; and
    o How you plan to include undergraduate students in your research;
  • 2 page Statement of Teaching Philosophy describing your:
    o Teaching interests, philosophy, and experiences for classroom, lab, and field-based courses;
    o Experiences and strategies for increasing equity and diversity in the Geosciences; and
    o How your teaching philosophy and experience relates to supporting students who have been historically
    marginalized and/or minoritized;
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references.
    Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

    Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Geology, or Humboldt State University to:

    Dr. Laura Levy, Search Committee Chair
    Department of Geology
    Humboldt State University
    One Harpst Street
    Arcata, California 95521-8299
    Phone: (707) 826-3931

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 3, 2021. Early response is encouraged.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

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