Post Doc Research Associate

University of Florida
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

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Job no: 519382
Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:26090200 - HH-THEM RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Classification Title:

Post Doc Associate

Job Description:

The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute, located in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management, College of Health and Human Performance, at the University of Florida seeks a candidate for a postdoctoral position focused on machine learning, data analytics, and impact analyses. The primary responsibility of this position will be processing of large-scale hospitality and tourism business datasets with an emphasis on compiling marketing strategies and price optimizations.

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida It is known to be a progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally diverse community, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes and opportunities for many outdoor activities. Most of the year, temperatures are moderate. Summers are sunny skies, warm temperatures during the day and cool breezes at night. In 1977 Gainesville was named Florida Tree City of the Year and in 2007, the National Geographic Magazine ranked it as one of the top cities in the U.S. to work and play. The campus includes a full range of academic disciplines with strong research programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, and Engineering, among others. It has an excellent public school system, with a number of high schools ranked highly in the Florida system. The International Baccalaureate program at Eastside High School has been ranked as one of the top 5 in the country by Newsweek Magazine.

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:The candidate should have a Ph.D. in statistics, hospitality, business, information technology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal applicant will have experience using advanced statistical software for data analyses, strong working knowledge of, signal/eye tracking processing, significant programming expertise, and great in both writing and communication skills. Experience with statistical analysis packages (i.e., SPSS or R) is also extremely desirable. Experience in meeting project deadlines and working in a team environment will be important.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and email address of three references. Please send inquiries to Dr. Rachel J.C. Fu ([email protected]), Director of the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute. Priority application deadline is February 15, 2022, and applications will be considered on a regular basis. Position is for twelve months with the possibility to renew.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and those from other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required:No

Advertised: 10 Dec 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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