The Institute of Data Science, Learning, and Applications (I-DSLA) at Rutgers University, NJ has one or more openings for a research scientist with an immediate start date (as convenient to be determined by both parties). The positions are fully funded for multiple years with a recent award from the National Institutes of Health on Developing Novel Technologies That Ensure Privacy And Security In Biomedical Data Science Research. The initial appointment will be for one year with the option for renewal for multiple additional years based upon the candidate's performance during the postdoctoral position. The Institute has multiple ongoing NSF and NIH funded projects in the broad areas of privacy, security, and data analytics.
Representative responsibilities for this position include working under the supervision of Prof. Jaideep Vaidya (the PI and Director, I-DSLA) to develop and analyze privacy-preserving solutions for biomedical data research, implementing the developed algorithms, taking part in collaborative meetings, co-supervising graduate and undergraduate students, documenting the research activities, and writing research papers and reports. The candidate will also be encouraged and mentored to pursue and secure funding for independent research and conduct research projects independently.
Candidates interested in this position should submit the following along with their application:
- Detailed curriculum vitae
- A personal statement, which includes prior research experience, future research goals, and career objectives
- Copies of two research papers that highlight the candidate's expertise in at least two of the following areas: privacy, security, cryptography, data analytics, and machine learning
- Contact information for at least three referees
Minimum Education and Experience:
The candidate should hold a PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following areas: privacy, security, cryptography, data analytics, and machine learning. Other skill sets required for this position include ability to code in Python, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrable ability to learn new ideas.
Posting Number: 20FA0999
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 120297
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.