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Postdoctoral Researcher
Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota
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Date Posted 06/04/2020
Postdoctoral-Computer Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
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Postdoctoral Researcher

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DSU-College of Bus & Info Systems S

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Dakota State University (DSU) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in Big Data Analytics and/or Bioinformatics. The position is funded by NSF through an EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Program Track 1 project grant for developing the South Dakota Biofilm and Engineering Center (SDBSEC). SDBSEC will invest in the creation of interdisciplinary, inter-institutional teams to build research competitiveness and capacity in bioscience and two-dimensional (2D) materials. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to use data mining and machine learning techniques to analyze the large volume of data that will be generated by SBDSEC’s research initiatives. The researcher is also expected to seek grant opportunities in the areas of Big Data analytics, bioinformatics, and medical applications, publish high quality research papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as explore collaboration possibilities at DSU and beyond.

The successful candidate for the position will have a PhD in Information Systems, Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics or related fields with a focus on data analytics and/or machine learning. The candidate should have solid Big Data analytical skills with strong programming background in languages, including but not limited to Python, R and Java. The candidate should demonstrate good communication skills and an interest in working collaboratively across disciplines. Experience in writing and securing grants is beneficial. We offer a competitive salary and an initial appointment of 12 or 24 months, starting Fall 2019. Extension of the postdoctoral position for up to 5 years is possible. Once employed, the postdoc researcher will participate in a number of workshops and receive proper career and scientific mentoring on grantsmanship, pedagogy, time management, research group management, science communications, and commercialization.

DSU is a public university located in Madison, S.D., offering 41 technology-centric degrees in a variety of majors and degree levels, including PhDs in Information Systems, Cyber Defense, and Cyber Operations. Dakota State University is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, designated in 2004 by the National Security Agency. DSU now holds four such distinctions, with awards from the Department of Homeland Security/National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, Information Assurance Research, Cyber Operations, and most recently as a Cyber Defense Regional Resource Center.

To apply or for more information please visit The review of applications will commence immediately, and applications that are received before August 5 will be given full consideration for Fall 2019 employment.

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Dakota State University is located in Madison, South Dakota, in the southern lakes region of the state. The Madison area offers a healthy community, excellent schools and abundant recreational activities. Information regarding Dakota State University and its programs may be found at

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

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DSU is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

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