Paid Research Assistant Position in Data Science

I am looking for 1-2 graduate research assistants with minimum GPA 3.3 to work 10 hours/week for $10/hour between Sept 1st and Dec 8th (~$1200 in total). I prefer the students who joined USC on Spring 2017 and passed a data analytics course with A or B. Based on the RA performance, it is possible to renew the contract for Spring 2018.
Please send me an email with your unofficial transcript and your CV including GPA, publications, research, technical, and industry experiences. I will contact the potential applicants to have a meeting at the School of Library and Information Science.
Please contact me at if you any question. You find about this project and minimum requirements in the following.


  • Review research papers
  • Learn related data science methods
  • Analyze text data
  • Send weekly reports

Skills Required

  • Java or Python Programming (Intermediate Level)
  • Basic knowledge about statistics
  • Good writing skills

Skills Preferred

  • Research experience or publications
  • Knowledge about data science and text mining

Personal Characteristics Required:

  • Eager to learn new computational methods
  • Be responsible and tidy

Learning Objectives

  • How to analyze text data
  • How to develop a research in social media
  • How to interpret the outputs of data mining tools

Amir Karami, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science