Working under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Database Assistant in the BatLab will optimize the performance of the lab's bat tracking database. Using standard and appropriate programming language, the Database Assistant will assess the existing database, provide initial suggestions regarding its long-term viability, and proceed with implementing updates and/or initiate the process of rewriting database code as appropriate. The ultimate goal is to provide the BatLab with a functional database for use by lab researchers at all ranks (students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty). This is a casual/hourly position, subject to the availability of funds, and will end when the database project has been completed. This position will engage remotely.
Attention to detail
Must have the ability to read and interpret direction, both oral and written;
Must have the ability to prioritize work efforts and to complete assigned tasks;
Must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral form
Previous experience using MySQL, Ruby on Rails, or other database interface programming language such as Python and/or Linux operating system.
High School Diploma/GED required.
Some work experience required.
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science or related field.
Prior experience in a research lab preferred, but not required.
Classified title: Data Assistant
Working title: Data Assistant
Role/Level/Range: ACRO 25/E/01/CA
Starting Salary Range: $11.00 – $14.89 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual/On-Call
Employee Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday – 10hrs/Wk – employee will work remotely with the expectation that there be frequent contact with PI/supervisor
Location: 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
Department name: 10001376-Psychological and Brain Sciences
Personnel area (School): SOAS – School of Arts & Sciences
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