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The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative within the Department of Nuclear
Engineering and Radiological Sciences in the College of Engineering is
searching for candidates to fill a Data Scientist position. The ideal
candidate is one who is a self-starter, problem solver, and cares about
climate and energy.
Who We Are
The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) is
consistently ranked as the best nuclear engineering program in the country.
Our interdisciplinary team of instructional and research faculty are at the
forefront of sustainable energy solutions, nuclear security and defense, and
plasmas for water treatment. NERS research impacts space exploration,
radiation for medical treatment, and more. We are a tight-knit community of
researchers, students, and support staff aiming to advance the benefits of
nuclear, radiological, & plasma technology to improve society in the 21st
The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative was founded in 2019 when the University of
Michigan Energy Institute and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and
Radiological Sciences partnered to form a cross-campus team of
interdisciplinary experts to tackle difficult research questions about how
policymakers, researchers, and communities can work together to meet ambitious
climate goals in Michigan and across the nation.
Within the University of Michigan we work to:
build unique research partnerships across the university and with outside
connect key research insights with policymakers;
administer awards and support grantmaking; and
train students for specialized research and engagement roles in the
growing clean energy workforce.
The successful candidate will be responsible for gathering, analyzing, and
interpreting a wide variety of data. Identifying appropriate databases,
conducting data queries, combining data sets, and analyzing data. Creating
written products and presentation materials including preparing reports,
charts, tables, and other visual aids. Contributing to strategic planning and
customer interface functions. Representing projects in public forums.
A minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and
experience. Coding and data management fluency and/or the ability to quickly
learn: Python, Ruby, R, SQL/SQLite. Geographic Information System (GIS)
development, big data/database management, and data visualization experience.
Michigan Engineering's vision is to be the world's preeminent college of
engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and
service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission
and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.
Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:
https:// strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/ .
The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the
University's comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic plan—along with updates
on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and
inclusive environment—can be found at:
https:// www. engin.umich.edu/college/about/diversity.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
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Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information
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