Artificial Intelligence (AI) Associate - Data Scientist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Nittany AI Alliance
Full/Part Time:


The Nittany Artificial Intelligence (AI) Alliance at The Pennsylvania State University is looking for a talented and driven undergraduate student to join its Associates program for the Spring 2020 semester as a part-time Data Scientist. The Data Scientist intern will work on AI-related projects in an Agile software development team, collaborating with software developers, a scrum master, and product owners, gaining hands-on experience that enhances their learning and marketability. Selected candidates will assist with the creation of prototypes leveraging artificial intelligence and drive the design of related cognitive modules. Specifically, the Data Scientist will research state-of-the-art algorithms in machine learning to identify viable project approaches, design prototypes that connect data sources to a concrete use case and develop code to test the efficacy and efficiency of algorithms against real-world data. We are currently looking for Data Scientists to fill our Spring 2020 project teams. Strong consideration will be given to candidates who can present a successful project in machine learning that demonstrates the ability to create and train a model, demonstrating data preparation, advanced analysis, and useful outputs. Proficiency in Python is required; Experience with machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, or Caffe is required; Proficiency in relevant mathematics, such as linear algebra and multivariate calculus, is significantly beneficial; Skill in another language such as JavaScript or R is beneficial; Knowledge of data structures and data management methods is beneficial; Ability to communicate technical topics effectively to nontechnical audiences is beneficial; Ability to interpret and apply technical papers and articles in research journals is beneficial. Experience with cloud computing and storage services, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a plus; Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes is a plus. This is a part-time position working 15-20 hours per week at $15.00 per hour from the start of the Penn State Spring 2020 semester through June 2020. The Associates program has been designed to provide internship credit for most Penn State colleges. Possibility for internship to extend into Summer or Fall semester based on Nittany AI Alliance workload and availability of the candidate.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088