Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Mining and Big Data Analytics; College of Computing & InformaticsDivision:
Coll of Computing&Informatics (Col)Work Unit:
Bioinformatics and GenomicsWork Location:
NC Research Campus - Kannapolis, NCVacancy Open To:
All CandidatesPosition Designation:
Post DocEmployment Type:
Temporary - Part-timeHours per week:
Monday thru Friday, 8 hours per dayPay Rate:
$60,000 MinimumMinimum Experience/Education:
Ph.D. (obtained in 2017 or later) in mathematics, statistics, chemistry, or bioinformatics.Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education::
· Ethical and self-motivated.· Solid computer programming skills in Python, R, MATLAB, Java, or other programming languages.· Extensive experiences in algorithm development and statistical analysis of real data.· Strong written and verbal communication skills.· Experiences in metabolomics data analysis and machine learning are a big plus.· Passionate for research and problem-solving.Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary research responsibilities of the successful candidates are to develop data mining and big data analytics capabilities for metabolomics, exposomics, and -omics data integration and publish the results. In particular, the successful candidates are to develop computational algorithms, workflows, software tools, and cloud resources for: (1) extracting compound information from raw liquid-chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) exposomics and metabolomics data; (2) annotating and identifying ions based on existing large-scale compound and mass spectral libraries; (3) integration of metabolomics and exposomics data with other -omics and meta-data for gaining a holistic understanding of the underlying biological systems, and (4) data mining large-scale databases for extracting biological knowledge.Other Work/Responsibilities:
In addition to carrying out research, the successful candidates will also share student mentoring with Dr. Du.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.
A Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees.Proposed Hire Date:
Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:
* the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.);
* the appointment is temporary;
* the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship;
* the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
* the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
* the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.
08/01/2022Expected Length of Assignment:
12 monthsPosting Open Date:
06/29/2022Posting Close Date:
06/19/2023Special Notes to Applicants:
For other information about the Du-Lab, please visit www.du-lab.org. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.