Massachusetts Association
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Full time multi-year position as a Geoprocessing and Data Visualization Specialist at MIT

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:05 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

Position: Full time multi-year position as a Geoprocessing and Data
Visualization Specialist starting July 2017.  This is a 12-month
appointment with the possibility of extension for two or more years.

Description: The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the
School of Architecture and Planning, MIT is seeking a full-time staff
person to assist with various GIS, data visualization and graphics
training needs of the department.  The staff/specialist will assist
faculty and students across the department with GIS, Data
Visualization, graphics and media related projects. The Specialist
will provide teaching support which includes: developing materials and
exercises for online tutorials and exercises on the Department?s
DUSPviz website; coordination of workshops; extensive involvement in
GIS instruction and development of visualization and related media and
graphic representation skills; assisting with the development of GIS
courses, and coordinating data for teaching and research.  The
Specialist will also work closely with the School?s Computer Resource
Organization (CRON) and the MIT Library GIS lab to ensure coordination
and compatibility with School and Institute software, hardware, and
geo-processing services.

Minimum Qualifications: A graduate (master?s) degree in planning,
architecture, landscape architecture, geography or related fields is
required. Minimum 2 years of professional experience using GIS in a
professional or research environment. We are especially interested in
candidates that can demonstrate familiarity with the connection
between design and social sciences. Candidates should be able to
create compelling visuals while also understanding the statistical
underpinnings of the data. Candidates should be familiar with database
systems, such as MS-Access, PostgreSQL, and PostGIS, and comfortable
working with statistical packages such as R. While the main focus of
the work will be using ESRI products, we are also looking for
candidates that have familiarity with open source geospatial software
and mapping tools, such as QGIS, Mapbox, Leaflet, and CARTO.  Ability
to use Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of web site development is
also essential. Also desired but not mandatory, knowledge of
architecture programs such as CAD or Rhino.

Applications should be submitted through the interfolio website:

A complete application package includes a cover letter, c.v., a
statement of prior experience including a few paragraphs describing
your work, a digital portfolio (not to exceed 20 pages or 15MB max),
and names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references.

Review of applications will begin on June 12, 2017 and will continue
until the position is filled. Please do not send materials by email.

For technical issues, please contact Interfolio staff at 877-997-8807
or Other questions can be directed to Sandra

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be
discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic
information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic
origin. EOE.

Ezra Haber Glenn, AICP
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave., Room 7-346
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.253.2024 (w)
617.721.7131 (c)

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President |
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