PT REU Technical support

    University park, PA

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    The Penn State Climate Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program is seeking an undergraduate student to provide part-time technical support for the summer 2020 program. The program will run virtually from May 27 to July 31. As many as 15 students from universities and colleges across the country will be participating and each student will be mentored by one or more Penn State faculty and their research groups. The technical support person will work with the mentors and the students to provide needed technical support, including troubleshooting hardware, software, and programming problems. Before the program begins, the technical support person will help test remote access to multiple Penn State servers and software. The technical support person will also assist in web site maintenance and communication of REU activities via social media. The technical support person should have the following skills: (1) knowledge of multiple programming languages, particularly R, Python, Matlab, and GIS; (2) familiarity with Penn State computer systems; (3) experience running computer programs remotely, including knowledge of VPN; and (4) ability to communicate promptly and effectively with students, faculty, and staff (including Penn State technical computing staff) in a virtual environment, particularly via email, Zoom, and social media platforms. The technical support person will meet at least weekly with the program directors and is expected to work approximately 20 hours per week. Employment is expected to begin on May 20 and end on July 31.


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    University Park, PA
    Posting ID: 558255565Posted: 2020-05-21