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Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 504098
Division/Organization: College of Letters & Science
Department: Sociology
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Partially Remote
Location: SOCIAL SCIENCE BLDG
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $15.00
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Teamwork/Collaboration, Professionalism/Work Ethic, Government and Public Administration, Information Technology and Computers, Data Analysis, Facilities and Landscaping, Career Management

Department Overview:

As a nationally recognized think-and-do tank, COWS promotes "high road" solutions to social problems. We seek a world of equal opportunity and security for all. We work with state officials, mayors, and other public policy leaders across the country to enact high-road reforms that strengthen democracy, advance equity, and promote sustainability. Learn more about what we do here: https://cows.org/building-the-high-road/

Anticipated Start Date:

January 30, 2023

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

 

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Remote work is encouraged. We also have onsite desks for those with the desire or need to be onsite. This will be worked out with your supervisor prior to your start date.

Anticipated Hours Per Week:

10 to 20 hours per week

Schedule:

Work schedule is flexible. You may be encouraged to work some hours during the normal business day to facilitate timely and, occasionally, face to face communication with your colleagues.

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:

$15.00/hr 

Number of Positions:

3

Qualifications:

Demonstrated competence in R (or STATA) and Python is essential, and in SQL welcome. Also, for at least one of the projects, some experience with ML (machine learning) very desirable. For all candidates, good writing skills and ability to work with others in an exciting but often demanding environment critical.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

Position Summary/Job Duties:

COWS is looking for smart and ethical undergraduate and graduate students to help with an evolving variety of research projects in implementing high-road policies and practices in US states, regions, and municipalities. For undergrads, we pay on an hourly basis, at $15 an hour. For grad students, we follow the rules on Project Assistants.

Please look at the COWS website, including our managed projects: Mayors Innovation Project (MIP), State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI), Progressive Local Government Solutions for the 21st Century (ProGov21), and Government Performance Action and Learning (GPAL); and allied projects: Economic Analysis Research Network (EARN), Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), State Innovation Exchange (SiX), and Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP), before deciding on interest.

For grad students in particular (though we’re more than open to advanced undergraduates), demonstrated competence in R (or STATA) and Python is essential, and in SQL welcome. Also, for at least one of the projects, some experience with ML (machine learning) very desirable. For all candidates, good writing skills and ability to work with others in an exciting but often demanding environment critical.

If interested in applying for employment at COWS, please writes us a cover letter explaining why you’re interested and what you’re particularly interested in working on and attach a CV and/or any relevant work you’d like us to know of. Also, let us know when you can begin and, if undergrad, the number of hours/week you think you’d be available.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu/ for the most up-to-date information.

Physical Demands:

 

Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: diversity.wisc.edu

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

 
 

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