Research Data Scientist I - Center for Research Computing (Fixed term for 2 years)

Posting Number 2022-11163
Posted Date 4 months ago(6/12/2023 4:52 AM)
Center for Research Computing
NYU Abu Dhabi (AD00001)
Compensation Grade
Band 52
Is relocation available for this job?
Academic Program Support

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Research Data Scientist I reporting directly to the Senior Director, Center for Research Computing.


The Research Data Specialist will part of a team that provides researchers and faculty with Data Analytics, Data visualization, Data Management, coding & development and support on the use of AI. Additionally, this role will offer computational research data science consultancy through professional services and collaboration.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with faculty and researchers to advance their research work by providing Data analytics and research analysis support
  • Assist researchers with Data management including big data, data mining and database support and development
  • Support and advise researchers on Data visualization
  • Working with faculty and researchers to support researchers use of AI including NLP and Machine Learning
  • Support researchers with coding and algorithm development
  • Conduct training, engagement and outreach to the researcher and faculty community


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree +5 years’ experience (or educational equivalent) in Computational Science, Statistics, computational social science or equivalent

Preferred Education:

  • M.Sc. degree or higher + 3 years’ experience (or educational equivalent) in relevant discipline

Required Experience:

  • Experience in understanding researcher requirements and translating those requirements into functional and dependable solutions
  • Experience working with data science programming languages like Python, R and C++
  • Experience data management and big data
  • Experience in data visualization
  • Experience in Machine Learning, NLP and AI
  • Professional experience working on complex projects in research environments
  • Strong programming skills in relevant programming languages e.g. Python, C++, Java etc.
  • Knowledge of scientific analysis, statistical methods and computer related research design and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of visualizing research data and familiarity with data visualization tools e.g. Tableau etc.
  • Knowledge of data managing including data collection, organization and cleansing
  • Proficiency in using query languages e.g. SQL
  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases e.g. MongoDB
  • Knowledge of standard statistical packages such as R, STATA etc.
  • Knowledge of with Big data and data mining tools e.g. Hadoop, Apache Spark
  • Ability to develop applications using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical audience
  • Ability to keep up to date with technological advances
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and contribute positively to it
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels and diplomatically manages their expectations
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and initiatives
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong presentation and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills are essential
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities in an effective and professional manner 

Preferred Experience:  

  • Experience in project management of application development projects
    Experience in a higher education research institution, especially developing and/or supporting research
    Knowledge of Linux and Windows system administration

Additional Information

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.


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