Data Management Fellow

The Center for Academic Innovation (AI) is hiring a data management fellow. What is AI? AI is charged with creating a culture of innovation in learning. As a catalyst for academic innovation we aim to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities and enabling personalized, engaged, and lifelong learning for the U-M community and learners around the world (Read more about AI).  


We’re looking for a student who is independent, detail-oriented, and reliable to help us in various projects (dependent on the skills/interest of the candidate) to create a more accessible data environment for researchers and staff at the CAI.

Potential Responsibilities

  • Prepare and present reports and findings to collaborators and coworkers
  • Developing Tableau workflows and dashboards.
  • Developing automated data dictionaries/documentation.
  • Review and refine data pipelines and queries to improve data quality. 

Required Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s degree in data science, statistics, informatics, computer science or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently or as part of a rapidly changing, multidisciplinary, multicultural, and collaborative environment.
  • Data processing experience with an open-source programming language (R or Python preferred) and structured query languages (SQL).


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience creating data visualizations for a non-statistical audience. 
  • Experience with Jupyter Notebook and the Python package pandas.
  • Experience with data curation principles (data dictionaries, documentation, cleaning, etc.)


10 to 15 hours per week 

End Date: Dec 30, 2022, with the potential for extension

Contact: Send a cover letter and resume to (Please include “Data Management Application” in your subject line.) Initially, submissions will be reviewed on TBD; submissions will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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