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University of California, Davis
Davis, California 95616
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Salary: $5,466.67 - $11,183.33/MO

Final Filing Date: 08-12-2019


The UC Davis DataLab: Data Science and Informatics is seeking a full-time data scientist to join our team. Under general direction of the DataLab Executive Director, the Data Scientist will support academic research across the university by implementing practical solutions to data science challenges. This position is responsible for working on numerous diverse, cutting-edge, collaborative research projects, providing data science consultation and services/support for other projects and researchers. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of applying statistical and machine learning methods to real-world problems, including knowledge of methods such as mixed effect models, time series analysis, data visualization, data technologies, and text mining. The ideal candidate should be excited to aid data-enabled, multi-disciplinary research and to continually learn, share, and problem solve. This is a contract appointment that ends three years from the date of hire with the possibility of extension or conversion to a career position based on performance and available funding.  


Minimum Qualifications: 

• Degree in a data-analytic discipline (e.g., Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Information Science or a data-driven disciplinary field) with at least 2 years of work experience involving hands-on data science problem solving with real-world, complex data sets. 

• Problem-solving and data manipulation skills. 

• Proficiency in a high-level programming language (e.g., C, R, or Python) and a willingness to learn (if necessary) and work in R and C++. 

• Initiative to advance skills and knowledge as needed to fulfill assigned tasks and projects, including learning new methods and technologies. 

• Ability to work both as part of a team and independently, including sharing code and documentation and conducting reproducible analyses. 

• Verbal and written communication skills for research, technical, and lay audiences. 

• Ability to organize, manage, prioritize and work on multiple dynamic projects.  


Preferred Qualifications: 

• Masters or PhD in a data-analytic discipline, or in a disciplinary field with significant data science background. 

• Documented experience working in teams to solve data-driven, interdisciplinary problems. 

• Experience with software development, version control, unit testing, portability. 

• Experience teaching or training others in data science topics, methods, and/or technologies. 

• Experience working with researchers on experimental design for research.  


To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at


The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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Posted: 2019-07-25 Expires: 2019-08-24

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