Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

Position ID:Texas A&M University-Texas A&M Institute of Data Science-ARSDS [#19518, R-041594]
Position Title: Assistant Research Scientist, Data Science
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:College Station, Texas 77843, United States [map]
Subject Area: Data Science / Computational Statistics
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/09/10, finished 2022/08/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) pursues new approaches to data science research, education, operations, and partnerships. These approaches cross college boundaries to connect elements of Data Science from engineering, technology, science and the humanities, and inform wider social challenges.

TAMIDS is hiring an Assistant Research Scientist to join our Data Science team. We’re seeking someone with experience, skills and initiative to expand our activities in research, consultancy, training and mentorship, specifically to: 
  • Conduct research in collaborations between TAMIDS and its organizational partners in operational and academic units. 
  • Consult with Texas A&M faculty, researchers, and students to help integrate Data Science tools and methods into their research and educational programs. 
  • Develop software and tools that implement TAMIDS programs in Data Science. 
  • Provide training in Data Science, mentor students in TAMIDS programs, and mentor student Data Science organization and events. 
  • Develop and collaborate in proposals for external funding related to their research and training activities.
Required Education and Experience: 
  • Appropriate PhD and relevant professional experience 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others 
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Proficiency with common programming languages such as C, C++ and Python, and associated tools and libraries for Data Science 

Other Requirements or Other Factors: 
  • Occasionally may be required to work outside of normal working hours and weekends 
  • May require some domestic travel 
Preferred Education and Experience: 
  • PhD in field related to Data Science 
  • 3 years relevant professional experience using computational Data Science to solve problems in one or more domains 
  • Experience using Data Science in research, development, consultancy, or similar, in one or more domains within science, engineering, business or operations. 
  • Experience designing and/or delivering training in Data Science through courses, tutorials, webinars, or similar 
  • Experience in engagement with students through training, mentorship, hackathons or similar 
  • Experience developing proposals for funding in an area rel
  • ated to Data Science 
  • Experience in developing partnerships and collaborations 
  • Experience in project management and coordination 
  • Experience writing scientific, technical, and general-purpose documents 

Preferred Licenses and Certifications: 
  • Trainer certification in computation or Data Science, such as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, the Carpentries, or similar 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Knowledge of common Data Science libraries in Python or R 
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and modeling 
  • Knowledge of AI/ML frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Keras 
  • Knowledge of methods for real-world data wrangling and cleaning 
  • Familiarity with computational systems, tools and architectures such as Hadoop and Spark 
  • Familiarity with data management and databases 
  • Familiarity with design of web-based dashboards and user-interfaces 
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds 
Application Procedure: All applications must be submitted following the procedure detailed on the TAMU job posting, also linked below. 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity: We seek to hire a candidate who will support the University’s commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA). We seek to hire a team player who will promote collaboration and cooperation while working within a team. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team. 

We are not accepting applications for this job through AcademicJobsOnline.Org right now. Please apply at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Assistant-Research-Scientist_R-041594 .
Contact: Jennifer South
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Texas A&M Institute of Data Science
Texas A&M University
Blocker Bldg, Rm 143
College Station, TX 77843-3143
Web Page: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Assistant-Research-Scientist_R-041594