Data Scientist

University of Michigan Dearborn

United States

November 12, 2021


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How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

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 Century.

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 partners;
  • 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.
  • Responsibilities

    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.

    Required Qualifications

    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.

    Additional Information

    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:// .

    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.

    U-M EEO/AA Statement

    The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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