The mission of the Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV, ccv.brown.edu) is to provide the scientific and technical computing expertise required to advance computational research and support Brownâ™s academic mission. We envision an environment where computational best practices, innovative solutions, and expert knowledge combine to build advanced tools for research and to enable new discoveries. We are a team of data scientists and research software engineers with a wide range of scientific backgrounds (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Computer Vision, Biology, Psychology, Statistics, Applied Math, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Industry, etc.).
The Data Scientist will work together with other members of our team and the Brown community to build out data products and services across the universityâ™s administrative, research, and teaching operations. These products and services enable data-driven decision making by senior administrators, enhance the universityâ™s research efforts, and improve learning outcomes for students.The Data Scientist is expected to be a motivated, agile learner who keeps up-to-date with emerging technologies across a wide range of fields such as machine learning, software development, data management, analysis, and visualization. The Data Scientist is expected to quickly become comfortable with best practices in software engineering with a strong emphasis on reproducibility; this includes version control, testing, continuous integration, containerized applications and multiple programming languages for data science and visualization. All members of CCV are encouraged to take ownership of projects, mentoring of interns, and lead outreach activities to promote CCV.
CCV embraces a community enriched and enhanced by diverse dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, disability status, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class and religion. We believe diversity brings innovation and progress. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically underrepresented in STEM.
We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse team. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to join our community.
This is a three year fixed-term staff position, with the possibility of extension contingent upon available funding
The successful candidate, as a minimum, should have the following background:Â Â
Grade 10: Bachelor's degree with strong computational emphasis such as Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related field. 1-2 years of experience.
Grade 11 (Senior) Masterâ™s degree with strong computational emphasis such as Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics or related field, plus 4 years of experience. (equivalent experience may be an acceptable substitute)Â
Experience with at least one of the following: Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Statistical Modeling or another area that demonstrates modern Machine Learning experience.
Experience with Git and in general with version control
High professional standards with the ability to manage competing requirements in a diverse user population
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with strong analytical ability
Versatile, enthusiastic and eager to learn new skills
Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
Candidates with some or all of the following qualifications are highly preferred:
Knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems and shell scripting
Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, containerization.
Experience with cloud computing software and services
Experience with scientific visualization in one or more science domains
Experience with databasesÂ
The grade of the position will be based on the qualifications of the chosen candidate.Â Â
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Data Scientist/Senior Data Scientist
Office of Information Technology
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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