Data Visualization Developer

The Digital Scholarship Center of the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a Data Visualization Developer to design and develop creative interfaces and dashboards to enable data-driven research.  The successful candidate will generate and present visual prototypes for projects at the Digital Scholarship Center.  The Visualization Developer will design elegant dashboards that present information for data exploration and analysis, collaborate with technical teams to access and transform data needed for visualization tools, and perform data quality reviews of new and existing information sources. This position will report to Dr. James Lee, Digital Scholarship Center co-director. 


This position is one of four strategic positions we are recruiting for as a part of "The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Catalyst Trandisciplinary Research" grant awarded to the University of Cincinnati. This grant is in support of the Digital Scholarship Center’s research on machine learning and data visualization in multiple disciplines. Our Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is positioned as a catalyst- an intellectual partner making new forms of digital research possible by lowering the technical barrier to entry for faculty to investigate their research questions, and by creating transdisciplinary teams to work in partnership through the research lifecycle.  The Visualization Developer will assist with advancing our “catalyst” model for digital scholarship.


The developer will be responsible for constructing the user interface and experience for our cloud-based Catalyst machine learning and data visualization platform. This platform will be a browser-based software solution for digital scholarship, to enhance the accessibility, adoptability, and openness of these methods to any researcher, student, or member of the public who can run a lightweight browser application. The Visualization Developer will be responsible for the development of standards and guidelines for best practices in modeling source data and presentations of data visualizations, training dashboard users, and generating supporting documentation including data dictionaries and user guides.


This is a thirty month appointment, with an annual salary of with an annual salary of $50,000.00 to $55,000.00 and a comprehensive benefits package. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology,Computer Engineering, or related degree; -OR- an Associate’sdegree with two (2) years’ experience ; or four (4) years of basic tointermediate level computer hardware related experience. Possesses working knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures and contributes through support, using established processes, methods, and systems.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Available portfolio of successful user interface design.
  • Experience working with JavaScript and related libraries such as D3.js or dc.js, and WebGL.
  • Experience with creative design or visual narratives.


Candidates must complete the online application, attaching a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled.


University of Cincinnati Libraries

The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus and transforming itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university. For more information about the University of Cincinnati Libraries, visit


Located in the Walter C. Langsam Library, the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is a joint venture of the University of Cincinnati Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences. Launched in September 2016 as an academic center, the DSC provides faculty and students across the university with support for digital project conception, design and implementation. For more about the Digital Scholarship Center, visit


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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University of Cincinnati
Full time
Cincinnati, Ohio 45201, US