FUSE Student Researcher - Astronomy (Temporary) - Summer 2021

Job description

Job Title: FUSE Student Researcher - Astronomy (Temporary) - Summer 2021
Location: UNG - Gainesville
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 225874
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Summary

The University of North Georgia Department is currently accepting applicatiosn for a FUSE Student Researcher in the Physics and Astronomy deparment on the Gainesville campus. This research assistant will work under the direct supervision of UNG faculty on astronomy research related to the large-scale structure of the Universe. The assistant will work with large-scale galaxy survey data, develop visualizations of these data, and create a framework for classification of the structures found in the data. The assistant will also analyze results from their structure classifications and document these results in the form of a final report and presentation. The research assistant will join the FUSE program to conduct focused and meaningful research, scholarly and creative activities alongside a faculty researcher from May 31 - July 23, 2021.

  • Explore and develop visualizations of data
  • Lead the creation of a system for large-scale structure classification.
  • Use the Zooniverse website interface to create a citizen science project
  • Analyze dataset of classifications obtained from Zooniverse.
  • Document final results of project in the form of a written report and presentation.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Attention to detail.
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Current UNG student not graduating before December 2021.
  • Completion of a college-level introductory physics or astronomy course with an average of C or higher by start date.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior computer programming experience is preferred but not required.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.




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Posted: 4/17/2021
Application Due: 5/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time