Research Associate #605012

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Machine Learning Research lab in the School of Informatics, Computing and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University is looking to recruit a new research assistant for 1 year. Principal job duties entail writing R/C/C++/Python/JavaScript code to support various research projects, publishing that code online as free/open-source software, preparing tables and figures to summarize research results; presenting weekly progress updates to the lab Director, writing scientific papers describing new algorithms/results, traveling to present research at local and international conferences, contributing to the weekly lab meetings, helping to train students working on related research projects, and helping to prepare grant applications. Renewal subject to funding availability


Essential Position Responsibilities

Develops or guides research activities, including data collection, evaluation, and analysis.
Performs independent research and analysis using advanced methods or procedures.
Determines appropriate protocols or adjustments related to the type of experiment being conducted.
Performs skilled procedures, tests, or analyses with a high degree of proficiency.
Designs or modifies procedures, tests, analyses, or protocols; may design, develop, or fabricate specialized equipment or systems.
Analyzes data and writes research reports; may draft materials for publication.
Plans and coordinates analysis and other research activity and may contribute to complex analysis of data.
Monitors research operating procedures and performs quality control checks to ensure procedures are followed.
May direct the work of, mentor, and/or evaluate paid students or other research support resources.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline. 2-4 years of research support experience.
Experience in programming, big data analysis, visualization, and/or machine learning research.
* The minimum qualifications for this position has been modified. If you have already applied, you need not reapply.


Preferred Qualifications

Masters in Computer Science or Statistics
Have published peer-reviewed research papers; free/open-sources software packages related to machine learning, data analysis and/or visualization.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.