MIT SENSEable City Laboratory - Data Visualization Specialist

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Job Title
Data Visualization Specialist
Experience Level
How To Apply:
If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV, links or copies of relevant publications, and two letters of reference to [email protected]




We are seeking an exceptional candidate to fill a sponsored research position involving the graphic visualization of datasets provided by various industries and public entities, including but not limited to telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, and urban or municipal planning. Appropriate candidates may come from a variety of academic backgrounds and experiences.

Responsibilities include working with SENSEable City Lab researchers, collaborators and sponsors to:

-interpret and produce unique data visualizations for a variety of research projects
-prepare visualizations for publication in online and print media (academic and popular) as well as at exhibitions
-create and maintain a basic archival management system for storage, access, and retrieval of data and project files

Minimum requirements:

Bachelors degree and two to three years related work experience.
Proficiency in web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and/ or programming languages such as Java; familiarity with design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite; some training in graphic or multimedia design; relevant skills for
interpreting, analyzing, and pre-processing data; a basic knowledge of GIS or the mapping and use of geographic point and polygon location information.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree in computation design, computer and information sciences, media arts
and sciences, or equivalent. A combination of some or all of the following skills is preferred:

- Proficiency in programming visualization packages and data processing
- Proficiency with HTML5
- Knowledge of statistics and statistical software packages, such as R or Matlab
- Advanced knowledge of GIS
- Demonstrated experience with collaborative research methods

Company Details:

Company: SENSEable City Laboratory
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The real-time city is now real! The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them and impact on their physical structure.

Studying these changes from a critical point of view and anticipating them is the goal of the SENSEable City Laboratory, a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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