University of Waterloo, Applied Mathematics

Position ID: 1163-PDFDATASCI [#21589]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Applied Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/17, listed until 2022/12/31)
Position Description:    

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Department of Applied Mathematics/Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Waterloo
Post Doctoral Fellowship: Big Data, Environmental Challenges and Nature-based Solutions at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
Applications are invited for a Data Scientist, to work with an interdisciplinary, cross-department team at the University of Waterloo, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will work jointly with Professor Basu’s Ecohydrology Lab and Professor Layton’s Computational Modelling Lab. The Basu group and the Layton group are dynamic and vibrant, with a proven track record of outstanding achievements. The applicant will also work with Research Assistant Professor Juliane Mai at the University of Waterloo on portal development and innovations. The position will support two large projects titled: (1) Solutionscapes: Designing Climate and Water Smart Solutions in Complex Working Landscapes, and (2) From Data to Knowledge: Designing User-Driven Water Quality and Nutrient Loading Observatories across the Great Lakes Basin. Based on interest, there would also be flexibility in exploring additional topics in water and/or health related areas.

Primary duties and potential projects: • Develop machine learning models for various water quality datasets and process model outputs at regional and global scales • Develop portals for easy access to model inputs and outputs • Manage computational resources of the labs

Required Qualifications: • PhD in data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a related discipline • Experience in managing and curating large data sets • Demonstrated programming and software development skills (MATLAB, Python, R etc.)

Additional Qualifications that are desirable but not required: • Geospatial expertise, knowledge in remote sensing techniques • Work experience in data science or computer science a plus • Knowledge in water/water quality • Experience in website and/or portal creation • Experience in developing and implementing machine learning algorithms and software packages

Skills and experience to enable success: • Team-oriented with ability to work independently • Detail oriented and ability to juggle multiple projects • Ability to work efficiently and prioritize multiple project tasks • Ability to clearly explain design concepts, theory of operation, and instructions to researchers in the water quality sciences • Excellent communication, verbal, and written skills • Curiosity about science, health and disease • Passion about learning and professional growth • Willingness to work hard and strong drive to excel

Applications for these fellowships are through the website Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a one-page research statement to Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation, to be submitted through website.

The application deadline is November 22, 2022. Applications will be considered after the deadline, as long as the position is not filled.

We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

The University of Waterloo regards diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation”. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will receive priority in the recruitment process.

The University of Waterloo understands the impact that career interruptions (e.g. parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate's achievement and encourages potential candidates to explain in their application the impact this may have on their record; this information will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. The University of Waterloo (including the Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge campuses) is situated on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and is within the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
University of Waterloo
Applied Mathematics
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1