Research Scientist, Center for Business Analytics | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Research Scientist, Center for Business Analytics

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Center for Business Analytics in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for one or more full-time research scientist positions beginning in June 2015. The research scientist(s) will work closely with the Center's faculty, primarily supporting research and data analysis activities pertaining to the Center's various on-going projects with industry partners on topics such as customer, social media, and predictive analytics. The results of these efforts are expected to generate manuscripts to be submitted to top-tier journals, presentations at industry and academic conferences, and innovative curriculum additions and class projects in undergraduate and master's level analytics-track courses within the McIntire School.

Ideal candidates should have a PhD in fields such as information systems, information technology, computer science, engineering, or data science. The strongest candidates will have: 1) expertise in contemporary research practices and topics related to Big Data analytics, 2) technical expertise to support on-going projects, including proficiency in programming languages such as Java or Python, familiarity with Big Data technologies, and experience with analytical software packages such as R, RapidMiner, SPSS, or SAS, 3) effective written and communication skills for presenting results and working with industry partners, 4) interest in publishing research in top outlets.

The Center for Business Analytics serves as an organizational hub for many analytics-related activities within the McIntire School of Commerce, including engaging in industry-oriented Big Data projects and cutting-edge research through the Predictive Analytics Lab. The Center encompasses an experienced core set of faculty actively involved in analytics-oriented research, teaching, and consulting, as well as numerous students working in data analyst positions. Furthermore, the Center's advisory board members, whom are affiliated with companies that are leaders in the analytics space, provide thought leadership on various projects.

To apply, go to http://jobs. virginia. edu, search for posting number 0615951, and then complete a Candidate Profile on-line and attach a CV and a cover letter.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Organization (Position Organization):* 32000 MC-Dean's Admin

*Rank:* Research Scientist

*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover Letter

*Department:* McIntire School of Commerce

*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2016

*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=75582

*Working Title:* Research Scientist, Center for Business Analytics

*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff

*Posting Date:* 03-03-2015

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile

*Posting Number:* 0615951

*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No Response

*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment

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