Position: Graduate Student, Data/GIS Support

Application Period: Nov. 3, 2015 - Nov. 11, 2015

Position: Graduate Student, Data/GIS Support

Department: Research Commons, Humanities & Social Sciences Library

Period of Employment: November 2015 – April 2016

$12.36/hour; 8 – 12 hours/week




Qualifications: McGill graduate student with knowledge of any and/or all of the following: numeric data, textual data, statistical software (i.e. SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, NVivo), GIS data and related software (i.e. ArcGis) and techniques.  Background in quantitative research methodologies an asset.  Technical writing skills are desirable.  Demonstrated good attendance and performance record.  Good oral and written English communication skills.  Ability to deal effectively with library users and other staff, and to work with minor supervision.  Knowledge of Drupal would be helpful.


Duties: Assists data librarians in helping users with numeric data requests (most notably assisting with data cleaning and data manipulation functions using standard statistical software), locating and accessing maps and GIS data, and helping users work with GIS data (e.g., performing tasks such as creating index files, assembling orthographic images, and removing smaller segments of GIS data from larger files). While not helping with data requests, other duties include writing technical documentation to facilitate data discovery, access and use, as well as the creation of other data web pages to assist users in locating and accessing numeric data.  Other related duties as assigned.


Send application to: Donna.Hedge@mcgill.ca