Assistant Research Scientist

Updated: 11 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Assistant Research Scientist


Texas A&M University


Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who We Are 

The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS) pursues new approaches to data science research, education, operations, and partnerships. These approaches cross college boundaries to connect elements of Data Science from engineering, technology, science and the humanities, and inform wider social challenges. In partnership with over 200 research affiliates from across the Texas A&M University System, work being done by TAMIDS is shaping the future of Data Science research. To learn more, visit .

What We Want

TAMIDS is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist who will be responsible for operational and collaborative research programs. We are looking to hire a candidate who will support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. The successful candidate will have an appropriate PhD and relevant professional experience. We seek to hire a team player who will promote collaboration and cooperation while working within a team. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team.

What You Need To Know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD
  • Relevant professional experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with common programming languages such as C, C++ and Python, and associated tools and libraries for Data Science

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

  • Occasionally may be required to work outside of normal working hours and weekends
  • May require some domestic travel

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in field related to Data Science
  • 3 years relevant professional experience using computational Data Science to solve problems in one or more domains
  • Experience using Data Science in research, development, consultancy, or similar, in one or more domains within science, engineering, business or operations.
  • Experience designing and/or delivering training in Data Science through courses, tutorials, webinars, or similar
  • Experience in engagement with students through training, mentorship, hackathons or similar
  • Experience developing proposals for funding in an area related to Data Science
  • Experience in developing partnerships and collaborations
  • Experience in project management and coordination
  • Experience writing scientific, technical, and general-purpose documents

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Trainer certification in computation or Data Science, such as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, the Carpentries, or similar

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of common Data Science libraries in Python or R
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and modeling
  • Knowledge of AI/ML frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Keras
  • Knowledge of methods for real-world data wrangling and cleaning
  • Familiarity with computational systems, tools and architectures such as Hadoop and Spark
  • Familiarity with data management and databases
  • Familiarity with design of web-based dashboards and user-interfaces
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds


  • Research - Originates projects and collaborates in research in TAMIDS operational and collaborative research programs. Presents findings at conferences and through publications in proceedings and professional journals. Pursues external funding opportunities.
  • Research Consulting and Operations - Provides technical leadership and expertise in TAMIDS programs that help users incorporate computational and analytic aspects of Data Science into research and education. Designs and develops software and tools that implement TAMIDS programs in research, education, training and outreach.
  • Training and Mentorship - Provides training in computation and Data Science to TAMIDS users and partners. Mentors students participating in TAMIDS programs, research projects, and courses. Organizes student competitions and hackathons; mentors in student organized events. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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