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Research Assistant Professor - Computer Science

University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell

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Job Details

Job no: 513985
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Computer Science
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: May 10 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

As a part of the Center for Biomedical and Health Research in Data Science, the Research Assistant Professor will join a team of data scientists to contribute to ongoing population-based epidemiologic research projects on cardiovascular, substance use and mental health research. Excellence in research is critical. Opportunities exist to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research & Development Service, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and other major medical centers. The role will include developing and guiding data analyses, contributing to and leading manuscripts and new research proposals, and mentoring post-docs and graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • PhD in Epidemiology or related field


  • Clinical and/or public health data systems and research


  • Strong statistical analysis and data programming skills using SAS, SAS/SQL, Stata MP, R
  • Strong track record of first- and co-authored publications
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Additional Considerations:

  • Ability to travel to off-site locations
  • Experience in working with government health agencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral training in epidemiology or related field
  • Experience with BIG health data including health insurance claims, and electronic medical records

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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