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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Institute of Data and Analytics (IDA) - 515402
The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date Posted 02/08/2022
Admin-Computing-Database Administration
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 206205 - Business Analytics Institute

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:45pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: This position will lead and support in the development and publishing research on various topics relating to the IDA’s projects. Topics include but are not limited to: Data Acquisitions, Security and Storage, Data Mining, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Statistics, Health Analytics, Optimization, etc. The postdoctoral scholar will at times need to concurrently complete research goals involving peer review publications and task-driven analytic projects as detailed by extramurally funded projects. Opportunities will also be available for the scholar to assist with the development and submission of applications for externally funded contracts and grants.

Founded in 2015, the Institute of Data and Analytics (IDA) is the research hub for the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama and serves as a coordinator for University-wide research activities, particularly as it pertains to the technical aspects of working with data. Additionally, the IDA manages all funded research activity and serves as a nexus point for faculty, research staff, and students. The multidisciplinary team at the IDA seeks to develop and cultivate data and analytics expertise through evidence-based research via communicating applied research discoveries and approaches with technically-focused students, faculty, and various corporate, community, and government partners with underutilized data. IDA projects range from focused academic investigations to major corporate partnerships, to servicing the needs of our State and Nation (e.g., methodological and evidence-based studies, Lockheed Martin and Protective Life, Alabama State Opioid Repository). For more information, visit https://ida.culverhouse.ua.edu/

Required Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate. Additional qualifications based on assignment.

Skills and Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of data and analytic methodologies, structure, and application to a variety of fields. Additionally, experience with publishing in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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