Position Available: Graduate Research Assistant – Filled!

This position has been filled!

Job Title Graduate Research Assistant
Location Twin Cities
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job ID 316837
Job Code 9521
Empl Group Grad/Prof Student Position
Full/Part Time Part-Time


Required Qualifications
    • Current University of Minnesota Graduate Student in GIS or related field
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and learn quickly
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and a strong commitment to provide superior support to the polar science community
    • Ability to work independently as well as with others
Preferred Qualifications
    • Focus in Remote Sensing, Cartography, Imagery Analysis, or Computer Science
    • 1 year of previous GIS job experience and/or study
    • Remote Sensing experience/expertise
    • Customer Service experience

About the Job

The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) is looking for a graduate student in GIS or a related field to fulfill a wide range of duties. The position duties include but are not limited to:

    • Assisting polar researchers from other institutions in obtaining and manipulating imagery
    • Creating custom map products
    • Manipulating and editing geographic datasets
    • Managing long-term mapping, and data storage projects with undergraduate student assistants

Specific skills will be taught on the job. The applicant should possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to learn quickly. Work at the Polar Geospatial Center is fast-paced and constantly changing, so the applicant must have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to work independently and with others.

Position schedule: 20 hrs/week (50% RA) during the academic year, with the possibility to increase up to 100% RA during the summer.

About the Department

The PGC provides geospatial support, mapping, and GIS/remote sensing solutions to researchers and logistics teams in the polar science community. We collaborate with scientists to complete their research goals in a safe, timely, and efficient manner by providing a service which most groups do not have the resources or expertise to complete. Our goal is to introduce new, state-of-the-art techniques from the geospatial field to effectively solve problems in the least mapped places on Earth.

The PGC lies within the N.H. Winchell School of Earth Science in the College of Science & Engineering.

We are located on the University of Minnesota Saint Paul campus.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota.

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