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Research Assistant, Internet Equity Initiative

The Internet Equity research initiative at the Data Science Institute (DSI) is looking to hire a part-time research assistant (RA) for a network performance project in collaboration with the Chicago Area Broadband Initiative (CABI). The RA will help our team evaluate CABI’s wireless community network testbed at the Overton Incubator and develop a network health dashboard. The network consists of a point-to-point 60 GHz radio and a few WiFi access points. Our goal is to understand the performance of different network components by analyzing data collected from multiple vantage points.

The ideal candidate would have an interest in developing innovative solutions to bridge the digital divide in urban communities. This position would be for Summer 2022 and based at the University of Chicago. The hourly rate is $16-18/hr for undergraduate RAs and $20-25/hr for graduate RAs, and the start date is by June 13, 2022.

For more information, view the full job posting. To apply, send a resume/CV and a one page cover letter explaining your background and interests in the position to Tarun Mangla.

Research Engineer – Urban Research Corps

The Mansueto Institute is conducting a project focused on the analysis of social and economic outcomes in American households using data science methods. The project will involve analyzing survey results on a monthly basis that track household experiences across a range of topics including housing security, spending habits, and health patterns. The role will involve maintaining a Python-based pipeline, resolving issues, deploying it on a cloud platform, and creating visualizations. This role will also assist on data tasks related to other projects.

Urban Research Corps (URC), is a data science program in the Mansueto Institute that produces insights about the fundamental processes driving urban change and develops tools to help build more sustainable, equitable, and connected cities. The role is up to 15 hours per week starting Winter Quarter through Spring 2022, with the possibility to extend.



Graduate Research Assistant (RA), The Urban Resiliency Initiative (URI)

The Urban Resiliency Initiative (URI), part of the Department of Comparative Human Development (CHD), seeks to hire up to six (6) part-time (10-19.5 hrs/wk) graduate research assistants to support computational tasks associated with its NIH-funded “Primed to (re)act” project. These will be remote work positions, but we will hold regular in-person group meetings that you will be expected to attend as University COVID-19 policies allow. Full position details here.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and sample code (optional) to Dr. Graziul ( Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

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