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Job ID 65201
Job Type Student Jobs
Employer Medical School
Date Posted Apr 09, 2021
Category Professional/Administrative
Job Description
The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center is seeking a highly motivated individual to maintain the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS) data dashboard which collects suspected fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses and is updated on a daily basis. The SOS dashboard is fully constructed and is currently used by over 300 public health and public safety stakeholders in the state of Michigan. The primary function of this position is to perform day-to-day maintenance of the dashboard to ensure new data is uploaded and integrated in a timely manner, and that all dashboard functions continue to perform as intended. The position requires web- development skills, database management, and GIS skills. Candidate should have strong understanding of data science and geo-spatial concepts and be familiar with using Python.  Examples of tasks performed include: 
Upload new data onto the SOS server and database, and run error checking codes to identify deviations from expected format
Geocode incident locations and perform consistency checks to minimize geocoding error rates
Take incident reports from SOS staff and stakeholders on issues encountered with the interface and identify and correct the causes
Test dashboard functions to ensure they continue to perform as intended and, if applicable, identify and correct the cause of any bugs
Change aesthetic and basic functionality of the dashboard in response to stakeholder feedback if applicable 
Perform data turnover routines as specified in our data use agreements (e.g., eliminating identifiers after six months)  
Job Requirements

- strong understanding of data science concepts using Pandas
- familiarity using Python for general data cleaning processes
- basic knowledge of SQL/relational databases (either SQLServer or MySQL)
- basic knowledge of geo-spatial concepts (particularly geo-coding)
- basic understanding of Python Flask
- working knowledge of D3.js and data filtering
- experience with GeoJSON data and a mapping toolkit (ideally Mapbox)
- basic understanding of CSS layout (ideally Bootstrap)

Desired Qualifications:
- experience with graphics/svg using D3.js
- experience using SSH/SCP on Linux/Windows
- understanding of OAuth2 authentication/authorization
- can remain in position for 12 months or longer

Educational Value

Student will have the opportunity to apply webmaster skills to a health-related data dashboard that supplies unprecedented timely overdose data to public health and public safety stakeholders across the state of Michigan. This is an ideal opportunity for student with technical skills to gain experience with health-related applications, and to work on a project with direct public health impact on a day-to-day basis.  

Available Openings 1
Hours 10.0 to 20.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $15.00/hour
Time Frame Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer
Contact Name Amanda Ashley Kogowski
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Work Location Remote
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