Job at the Hub: GIS Research Specialist

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The ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub, in collaboration with the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, seeks a talented, organized, and enthusiastic GIS Research Specialist for a short-term, project-based assignment. This is a temporary, part-time opportunity to work on multiple geospatial data collection, organization, management, and analytical workflows.

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The GIS Research Specialist will be responsible for compiling, processing, and visualizing multiple sources of data to be used in measuring resilience, fostering sustainability, and expanding knowledge transfer in the greater Phoenix metropolitan region. In addition to standard office software, the GIS Research Specialist should have comfort working across multiple types of specialized research software, including GIS, image processing, statistical, and reference/citation management applications.

Project duties involve extracting various built environment and socio-ecological metrics out of a range of collected data formats, including satellite imagery, aerial photography, multiple socio-demographic and socio-economic layers, historic maps, and other spatially explicit data. Work also involves sharing data, maps, and other content using web mapping software. The project involves more general research activities too, such as organizing and categorizing digital and physical reference materials, performing basic spreadsheet data entry, and compiling detailed metadata tables, among others. This is a temporary, part-time position available for Summer and Fall 2019.

To learn more about the position, its eligibility requirements, and to apply, please visit the ASU Student Employment site, select "Search On-Campus Jobs", and search for position "52332BR​". Alternatively, input the term "GIS" in the search bar, and you'll find the position, titled "GIS Research Specialist (FWS Eligible)".