Vanderbilt University Research Analyst I (VIIGR) in Nashville, Tennessee

Research Analyst I (VIIGR) (Job Number: 1801144)


About the Role:

The ideal candidate will have an MS/MA in a geospatially-related field, with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: GIS software development, spatial statistics, cartography and visualization, remote sensing, and geospatial database administration.

Experience with Coding systems, especially Python, is necessary.

BS/BA level applicants with requisite professional experience may also apply.

About the Work Unit:

The Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research (VIIGR) is looking to hire a full-time geospatial research analyst. The research analyst will work on diverse research projects including, but not limited to, areas in public health, epidemiology, educational policy, earth and environmental science, environmental justice, civil engineering, and anthropology.

Duties andResponsibilities :

  • Act as a consultant for developing and aiding in theexecution of geospatial research projects

  • Work directly with faculty in formulating appropriategeospatial methodology and aid in the execution of projects

  • Work extensively with geospatial and remote sensingsoftware, including ArcGIS, QGIS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS,GRASS, ENVI, photogrammetric software, including AgisoftPhotoscan

  • Manage the Spatial Analysis Research Laboratoryequipment including hardware and software forworkstations, laboratory server, plotter printer, and fieldequipment

  • Act as the basic server administrator and consultantfor all laboratory issues, upgrades, equipment, etc.

  • Perform and maintain basic accounting for thelaboratory

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in a geospatially-related fieldis required.

  • Previous experience is preferred.

  • Master's degree in a geospatially-related fieldis preferred.

About VanderbiltUniversity:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and staff frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review at among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

About VanderbiltBenefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

Key Success Factors :

  • Analytical & Detail-Oriented – Accurately assesses information and appliesapplicable law, policy and procedure. Considers the long term implicationsof actions today and advises employees appropriately. Even small mistakescan create big issues; attention to detail work indicates care about theoutcomes.

  • Eager –Enthusiastic, wanting to learn, wanting to continue one’s personal andprofessional development and expertise.

  • Raises the Bar –Expects and delivers excellence. Is a creative problem solver. Isproactive. Welcomes input on making things better. Places a high value onlearning and getting better

  • Believes –Believes in the work being done and in the importance of theorganization’s mission.

  • Resilient –Is resilient in the face of daunting challenges and setbacks; bounces backreadily.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 12410 - Anthropology

Job: Research / Lab Tech / Paraprofessional

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action