Job Listings : Summer RA position at the Bill Lane Center

Company : Stanford University
Post Date : 03/10/2017
Type : Part Time

The Bill Lane Center for the American West is looking for an undergraduate to provide research assistance to two textual analysis projects this summer:

1) Air pollution politics in the United States and Mexico
2) Senate floor speeches on climate change from 1990 until present

Responsibilities include scraping, cleaning, and possibly analyzing Twitter posts and Senate speeches. Skills in and experience with natural language processing, especially sentiment analysis and topic modeling, are required. Attention to detail and strong work ethic are highly desirable.

The RA is expected to work full-time for ten weeks (June - August) under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce Cain, director of the Bill Lane Center, and a doctoral student. The research will be housed at the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the compensation will be $7,000.

Interested undergraduates should send their resume, unofficial transcript, and one-page cover letter to Shiran Shen ( by Friday, March 10. Hiring decision will be made by Friday, March 31

About Stanford University, Bill Lane Center for the American West
An interdisciplinary Center that is dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America, the Center supports research, teaching, and reporting about western land and life in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.