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Student jobs at the MIT Libraries: Research jobs

Learn about and apply for Libraries research jobs.

Research Jobs

Student workers in Research Assistant positions will typically contribute to desk-research, data-collection, and qualitative analysis.  Research assistants work directly with the Principal Investigator for a given project, generally a grant funded, time bound project.

Particular responsibilities include:

  • directed reading of professional publications
  • literature reviews and desk research
  • testing or prototyping of software tools for research
  • data modeling and analysis
  • draft writing a research or white paper

Qualifications usually include:

  • Strong English language writing skills
  • Strong technical facility and conformability in various operating systems and platforms
  • Computer Science, Applied Math, Cognitive Science, Information Science, Social Science, Humanities, or Independent Concentration with Quantitative Focus concentrations are desired

Research Assistant positions are 10-20 hours a week and pay $20/hr.

Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS)

Research Assistant, Community Tracking Indicators for Open and Inclusive Scholarship

The Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS), MIT Libraries seeks undergraduate and graduate Research Assistants to contribute to “Community Tracking Indicators for Open and Inclusive Scholarship”. Research assistants will contribute to web mining, social media mining, and data mining aimed to measure open and inclusive scholarship, Research assistants work directly with the Principal Investigator. Particular responsibilities include: prototyping data pipelines, web editing, data quality,  web-mining, social-media mining, entity extraction, automated data cleaning and editing, interactive data visualization, and contributing to data-based reports and white papers. 

Hours, rate & timeframe: 10 hours a week for the semester, with the possibility of renewal through 2023.  Specific hours are flexible, and work can be performed on-site at MIT or offsite using online collaboration tools. Hourly rate: $20/hour. 

Qualifications: Computer Science, Applied Math, Cognitive Science, Information Science, Empirical Social Science, or Independent Concentration with Quantitative Focus are desired concentrations, but all domains considered. Strong English language writing skills are desired.

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.

To apply, send resume to: Micah Altman, Research Scientist, CREOS.