CLiME (the Center on Law, Inequality, and Metropolitan Equity) at RU-Newark is seeking a Student Research Fellow to support a GIS project on a part-time, temporary basis.

CLiME seeks a Student Research Fellow for a part-time, temporary position (10 hours per week). The Student Research Fellow will primarily conduct spatial data processing and analysis in support of a mapping project about the economic geography of segregation.

Specific duties include the following:
• Assist CLiME researchers with geospatial data processing to prepare for longitudinal demographic analyses.
• Conduct primary source research to identify historic maps and spatial data.
• Use georeferencing and digital editing tools with desktop GIS software (QGIS, ArcGIS) to digitize historic maps.
• Conduct exploratory data analysis. Develop charts and graphs to visualize findings.

• Currently pursuing a graduate-level degree. Students may be from programs in urban planning, geography, public policy, or related fields with a demonstrated interest in spatial analysis.
• Proficiency in the fundamentals of GIS and desktop GIS software (QGIS, ArcGIS Pro).
• Proficiency in Excel.
• Strong quantitative analysis skills. Introductory coursework in statistics is required.
• Experience using census data or other data sources used for urban studies.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a hybrid work environment.

Compensation: $20 per hour.
Apply: Interested candidates should contact Elana Simon, CLiME Senior Research Fellow, at elana.simon@law.rutgers.edu. Applications should include a CV and GIS work sample.

To apply for this job email your details to elana.simon@law.rutgers.edu

About Rutgers University-Newark’s Center on Law, Inequity and Metropolitan Equity (CLiME)

Rutgers University-Newark’s Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity has been an interdisciplinary law and policy institute, dedicated to impact research on issues of structural inequality and systemic racism since 2011. CLiME’s research, publications, and partnerships reflect the University’s commitment to civic engagement and public scholarship, in Newark, across New Jersey and the nation. Our projects are designed for policy impact. Our approach to
structural inequality assumes that most racial and economic disparities are place-based and reflect the disparity of resources afforded institutions based on law, practical rules, and operational norms. We are proud to receive financial support from the State of New Jersey.