Information Technologist I, Data Scientist I

East Lansing, MI
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5108

Internal Posting Date: 03-15-2017

Internal Closing Date: 03-21-2017

External Closing Date: 03-21-2017

Review of Applications begins on:

Job Title: Information Technologist I

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Major Administrative Unit/College: Information Technology Services

Primary Department: 10047127 ANALYTICS AND DATA SOLUTIONS

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

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Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Standard 8-5

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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Negotiable

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Pay Grade Level: 12

Position Summary: The position will work within Analytics and Data Solutions group at Michigan State University. The position will be working on the cutting edge projects that MSU is trying to implement in a short time frame focusing on data analytics, data science and data analysis deliverables. This person will have strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences. Additionally, this person will be able to clearly articulate analytics results and methods to non-technical audiences. Activities may include development of data representations and visualizations as well as statistical data modeling, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in mathematics, statistics, or related information technology field, with coursework in business or information technology; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in performing data analytics; development of statistical data models used in predictive and prescriptive analytics; developing analytical solutions with customers on projects involving complex and ambiguous use cases; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typing Requirements (wpm):

Desired Qualifications: Master's in Statistics, Math Computational Science, Computer Science or Informational Technology desired. The ability to model and analyze data in statistical tools such as SPSS, SQL, R, SAS, Python, or similar. The ability to use data retrieval and manipulation, statistical, data mining and machine learning tools desired. Excellent communication skills, including, presenting, editing, and writing as well as accuracy and attention to detail required.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV

Optional Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

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MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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