Department: Office of the Provost
Rank: Research Assistant or Research Scientist
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
1/31/21; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following materials with your application:
1. A C.V. or resume
2. A cover letter that describes how your knowledge, skills, and abilities align with the job responsibilities and requirements listed in the job announcement
3. Names and contact information for 3 professional references
Oregon State University (OSU), University of Oregon (UO), and Portland State University (PSU) are establishing an interdisciplinary cross-institutional team of data science analysts/trainers to conduct data integration, multi-modal data analytics, and machine learning research and training. There will be four analysts/trainers each with expertise in one or more of these three areas and collectively spanning all three areas; two at OSU, one at UO, and one at PSU. These positions will collaborate with, assist, and train scientists of all levels in data analysis research.
**In order to be considered for positions at OSU and PSU candidates also will need to apply to each individual institution by visiting the links below:
Oregon State University:
Portland State University:
The two positions at OSU will be located in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State University and one each in the Data Science Initiative at the University of Oregon and in the Center for Life in Extreme Environments at Portland State University.
Appointees will jointly serve researchers at the three institutions, as well as smaller institutions across Oregon and southern Washington. They will nucleate and integrate a wider team of data analytics professionals to support each other, connect to relevant expertise, and promote cross-institutional collaboration. They will provide consulting (project planning; proposal assistance), data analysis, teach training courses, and arrange colloquia to inform and instruct faculty, staff,woul and students. Appointees are required to collaborate in a collegial and inclusive fashion with university staff and clients in the execution of all job functions.
This position will interact with a wide variety of faculty, staff, and students representing a broad range of expertise and cultural backgrounds. This position will support each university’s mission of equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice by respecting, welcoming and supporting the diverse perspectives of our clientele. We are currently engaged in work bringing STEM learning to underrepresented groups, so candidates with experience and interests in outreach and engagement with underserved communities are warmly encouraged to apply.
• Master's degree in data analytics, statistics, bioinformatics, or computer science, or related field (at time of hire).
• Minimum of one term experience as a teaching assistant in data analytics, statistics, computational biology or computer science, or equivalent experience with formalized delivery of training in an industrial, academic or other setting.
• Research or teaching experience in data integration, multi-modal data analytics, or machine learning
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills, independence, high motivation, and excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
• PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related field.
• Research experience in life, health, earth or marine sciences
• Teaching experience in life, health, earth or marine sciences
• Experience with distance learning technologies and methodologies.
• Experience in a Linux or Unix environment.
• Experience as an industry or academic consultant in data analytics, statistics, bioinformatics, or computer science.
• Undergraduate degree or diploma in computer science, statistics or equivalent.
• Proficiency in one or more programming languages (R, Python, CUDA, Java, or similar)
• Experience working in a service position.
• Experience in outreach and engagement with underserved communities
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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