New Job Opportunities at University of Minnesota

In the market for a new job? Check out these exciting opportunities. Zooniverse Web Developer (Job ID 336449) School of Physics and Astronomy The Zooniverse team within University of Minnesota’s School of Physics & Astronomy is seeking a developer to build web applications for the platform. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the development of several crowdsourcing projects on the current Zooniverse platform with a focus on efforts related to astronomy, earth and space-sciences. Based in UMN’s School of Physics & Astronomy, you would be expected to collaborate closely with several research teams in astrophysics and heliophysics as well as off-site developers in Chicago and Oxford University, UK. You would also be expected to work with students to supervise any related projects. As the overall lead developer for UMN’s Zooniverse projects, you would be expected to have demonstrated experience developing single page web applications using Javascript, HTML and CSS, and using modern frameworks like React, Angular, etc. You would also be expected to contribute to overall Zooniverse service functions such as fulfilling customer service requests through a ticketing system, general codebase maintenance and documentation. The post is full-time for one year with the expectation for extension to a second year based on job performance and availability of funds. The salary offered will depend on qualifications and experience. A benefits package and a budget for travel will be provided. Learn more and apply for the Zooniverse Web Developer Position
Academic Technologist 2 (Job ID 336409) Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has an Academic Technologist 2 opening). It is an exciting mix of academic and business development content support and creation, and a great opportunity if you are interested in health and wellbeing. As a leader in health and wellbeing, the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing constantly strives to provide students, professionals, and the community with transformational learning opportunities. We offer a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses that can complement degree programs, or improve academic knowledge about wellbeing. Our faculty are renowned in their fields, passionate about broadening their students’ world views and educating them to succeed in interprofessional, team-based work environments. Learn more and apply for the Academic Technologist 2 position.

Blickhan, Wiggins, and Wright awarded ACLS Digital Extension Grant

Samantha Blickhan (Zooniverse Humanities Research Lead, Adler Planetarium), Benjamin Wiggins (The DASH Program Director), and Darryl Wright (Research Associate, Physics and Astronomy) have been awarded a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension grant in the amount of $150,000 to support their work on optimizing crowdsourced transcription using handwritten text recognition.

More information about the Digital Extension Grant program and Blickhan, Wiggins, and Wright’s research project can be found at the ACLS website.