Data Visualization Specialist-The Ohio State University

Data Visualization Specialist

Description: The Data Visualization Specialist will help researchers and project teams understand and use data visualization techniques to support their work. The specialist will support the research agendas of faculty and students, enhance curricula, and encourage research innovation across the University relating to data visualization and visual thinking. The specialist will provide consulting services to faculty and students and collaborate with other campus units already providing visualization and design services. The specialist will work closely with the Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the GIS Specialist, the Head of Digital Initiatives, and others in both the Research Commons and elsewhere in University Libraries to increase understanding of visual data issues, ranging from preparing data for visualization to limitations of data visualization. The specialist will be responsible for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation. This position reports to the Manager of the Research Commons.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Information Science, Graphic Design, related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience; experience or background in data science, data analytics, or experience in graphic design; experience working with a variety of proprietary and open source data visualization applications, such as those used to create timelines, maps, dashboards, infographics, charts, graphs, etc.; experience with, and knowledge of, digital research tools and methods; understanding of university research environments and the ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment; excellent communications skills including the ability to clearly and concisely express complex work and ideas in everyday language; demonstrated planning and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently on projects.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s degree or other advanced degree in Computer/Information Science or field related to Art, Technology, or Design.

Please apply online at from March 18, 2017 through April 2, 2017.

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