City and Regional Planning Professor seeks undergraduate research assistant to help with a National Science Foundation-funded study of the U.S. robotics industry and robot use among manufacturers. Duties involve file management and organization of research materials, collecting and cleaning data from public and proprietary data portals, and conducting web-based research.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel)
• Familiarity with conducting Internet searches
• Attention to detail
The ideal candidate will have an interest in the social and economic impacts of robotics, knowledge of statistical programming (particularly the “R” platform), and geographic information systems (GIS).
The position starts immediately and will last through the summer term, with possible continuation in the fall term of 2017.
Work requirements are approximately 5 – 10 hours per week, although workloads will vary depending on research needs.