Post Doctoral Research Associate, Data Science

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-07-31
Req: R0017206

UVA has announced plans to establish a School of Data Science, an effort made possible in part by the largest private gift in the institution’s 200-year history. The School of Data Science – UVA’s 12th school and the first established since 2007 – will position the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of data science. It builds on a foundation set in place at UVA by the Data Science Institute (DSI), a pan-University institute established in 2013 that grants graduate degrees and has a dual mission in education and research.

The School of Data Science at the University of Virginia invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral appointment. We are seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in statistical modeling. This position will work within the School of Data Science and in collaboration with other units and organizations across Grounds. The successful candidate will be involved with the statistical capabilities within the School of Data Science and beyond. There is a possibility of a teaching load and expanded duties in subsequent years if the contract is renewed.

Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. in Data Science or related field by the start date of the position.

This is a one year term limited position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and satisfactory performance.

The Selected candidate will be required to complete a background check prior to the first day of employment per University policy.

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ‘R0017206’. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

**Please note that ALL requested documents MUST be uploaded in the resume/cv box **

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For additional information about the position, please contact Phil Bourne at

For information about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 8/2/2020
Application Due: 10/1/2020
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