For all of those whose interests fall almost equally between anthropology and technology, this weeks anthrojobs will highlight openings that put technology to use for anthropology and focus on the human implications of new technology.
This first company has a name after my own heart: AnthroTech in Yellow Springs, OH has an opening for a 3D Anthropological Research Assistant who will be “identifying and marking anatomical landmarks using 3D computer graphics software.” Though it’s not strictly required, the right candidate will preferably have “experience with 3D computer graphics software (Rhinoceros 3D, Maya, 3ds Max, Solidworks, Blender, etc.).” What’s more exciting is that this position isn’t merely a desk job as it may become necessary to “travel nationally or internationally to measure and scan people for various data collection projects.” To apply to this position please send your resume, college transcript and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
QSR International, the maker of the popular Qualitative Data Analysis software, NVivo, is looking for a Customer Support Analyst in Burlington, Massachusetts to troubleshoot and assist NVivo users with “gathering and collating their research and data together… through email, phone and social media.” Other responsibilities may include “assisting Sales with technical pre-sales consultations,” “assist with ongoing improvement” and “develop, review and maintain support resources and strategy.” The right candidate will have “strong technical troubleshooting skills” and be a “quick learner, able to adapt to changing priorities in a fast paced environment.” To apply for this entry-level position with a major QDA software manufacturer, visit the job opening’s page at QSR International.
The last opening sits at the intersection of organizational anthropology and technology as it has to do with the implementation of new technology in the workplace. Consultant Specialists Inc. has an 8 month, part-time contract job for an Ethnographer in San Francisco. The candidate will be part of a team helping to ensure “organizational, as well as manager and employee readiness and adoption for new work environments.” The ethnographer consultant will “partner with our Socio-tech Specialists to understand the work practices, norms and values of a particular group of employees through observing day-to-day work, interviewing employees in different roles, and informal conversations and observations.” Requirements for the job include a Bachelor’s degree, 4-6 years in ethnography and user research, and “a working knowledge of statistics and experimental design preferred.” To learn more visit the LinkedIn page for this job opening.