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Now Hiring: Data Management Intern

The Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State University is recruiting undergraduate students to assist with data management for agronomic, environmental, and engineering research projects including C-CHANGE Grass2Gas, STRIPS, and COBS.

Duration: Academic Calendar 2023, with the possibility of extension for 2024.

Hours per week: 7-20*

Compensation: $13-16/hr, depending on experience

*Work will be conducted in-person at the Biorenewables Research Laboratory on campus for 30-60 days and then hybrid remote thereafter.

Learn How To:

  • Scrape data from Excel using R
  • Identify and flag data and metadata
  • Evaluate data management plans
  • Operate MS Access and PostgreSQL databases
  • Assimilate data from many sources to build cohesive datasets
  • Communicate with partners from diverse disciplines
  • Manage digital photo resources


  • Intermediate proficiency with Excel
  • Basic familiarity with R or signficant experience with another coding language¬†
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in scientific data

Demonstrated experiences in these areas is also helpful:

  • Intermediate proficiency with R
  • Experience with scientific datasets
  • Experience working with agronomic, environmental, or engineering data

How to Apply: Email resume, two references and cover letter to Dr. Matt Stephenson, Data Management Specialist, at