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Assistant Specialist

Application Window

Open date: April 2nd, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, is currently seeking an Assistant Specialist (100% time) from July 1, 2021 - June 30th, 2022 (with potential for a one-year extension).

The Assistant Specialist will work with faculty at the Graduate School of Management across multiple applied business research programs. The specialist will primarily work on technical research questions with strict priority given to tasks performed in support of the junior faculty at the Graduate School of Management. Tasks include web-scraping, natural language processing, help with distributed and cloud computing, working with very large datasets, and other types of data and technical analyses. The specialist will also take a leadership role, occasionally managing workflows of student assistants hired to aid them with their work.

The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, has formal training in computer science (or related field) and business applications, and can work well independently and as part of a team. Applicants should submit their application and supporting materials via the UC Davis online recruitment system ( Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and contact information for three references. This recruitment has an initial review date but will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Master's degree, with preference given to a degree in a business-related discipline.

Preferred qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar discipline.
    • Show a strong leadership ability
    • Knowledge and skills working with languages such as Python, R, SQL, Java, Scala,
    or MongoDB
    • Experience working with AWS and GCP
    • Knowledge of frameworks and packages such as PySpark, Selenium, and Beautiful
    Soup or Jsoup preferred
    • Knowledge of web-scraping, statistics and machine learning, natural language
    processing, image analysis, and neural networks are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or Resume.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Davis CA, San Francisco CA