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Data Reductionist

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 21, 2019

Job Description

The Human Factors research group at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is currently accepting applications for the part time position of Data Reductionist. The job involves working in our computer labs to analyze digital video collected in various research projects in order to analyze and document driver behavior, road conditions, etc. following detailed protocols.

Required Qualifications

-Computer proficiency required in office applications, such as Microsoft office.
-Proficiency in English language required.
-Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail for extended periods of time with strong critical thinking skills.
-Must be able to work, with the ability to maintain a regular work schedule and to work independently and manage time effectively.
-Candidates must be able to work at least four shifts (4-hours each) per week during regular business hours (currently 7am-6pm Monday through Friday and 10am-3pm Saturdays) for a total of no less than 16 hours per week. Schedules must be coordinated with supervisor.
-Upon hire, Data Reductionists are required to sign a Confidentiality/NonDisclosure Agreement and complete an online training course in the protection of human research subjects.

Preferred Qualifications

-Prior data entry or detail oriented work experience with documented high level of accuracy. -Some college coursework strongly preferred.
-Prior coursework in experimental psychology or engineering and/or experience with research involving human subjects preferred.

Due to project schedules and training requirements, preference is given to individuals who are able to continue working for a year or more.

Salary Information


Review Date

September 3, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check | Must provide own transportation on regular basis | Must have valid driver's license | Must have an acceptable and safe driving record | Must have a driver's license check | Other (Describe Below) | Candidates must possess a valid U.S. driver's license (preferably for at least 3 months prior to hire date), and have a minimum of one year of licensed driving experience overall (which may include international driving)

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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