Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
February 08, 2023
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Department Renaissance Computing Inst - 637100

Posting Open Date 01/04/2023 Application Deadline 02/08/2023 Open Until Filled No Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate Vacancy ID PDS003711 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications Proposed Start Date Estimated Duration of Appointment 24 Months

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Are you ready to go beyond the state of the art?

At the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), we use data, creativity, and inclusive teaming to revitalize how science is done. Fostering data science expertise and creating cyberinfrastructure isn't just about solving known problems – it's about expanding human potential by unlocking data.

We need innovators, builders, strategists, technologists, architects, and creative thinkers across all domains to drive this work forward. When you join our team, you'll: -Spend your time solving the interesting and unique problems of research and development. -Shape your future through experimentation and unfettered access to premier education and research. -Make connections to people and projects that ignite your passion.

We know that diversity of people and ideas is a cornerstone of innovation, and we work to ensure our culture reflects that knowledge. We provide the tools you need to do your job effectively; we offer flexibility so you can be the most productive version of you; and we encourage thoughtful and challenging discourse.

Join our research institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today and help us spark a scientific renaissance across the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and beyond.

Position Summary

The Data Science group at Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects involving Knowledge Graphs (KG). The postdoc will specifically work on two funded projects:

In G-FLOAT, we are integrating a wide range of information to allow for real- time querying and analysis of flood events that can be used to aid both state disaster response, as well as aiding affected communities. This requires the integration of GIS and KG information, including the application of synthetic population data in novel cross-platform analyses.

In ROBOKOP, we are creating an NIH-funded knowledge base containing a wide array of normalized biomedical data, allowing for an unprecedented level of interoperability. In this project, we are constantly ingesting new knowledge, evolving our integration pipelines, applying the graphs to answer scientific questions, and creating new methods for the application of KGs.


Participate in research projects, collaborating with internal and external partners to advance the research goals of these projects. Develop tools for the ingest and normalization of data sets into KGs, as well as tools for the application of those KGs to scientific and social problems. Apply these tools to solve research issues such as inference of the histone code in yeast. Contribute to interdisciplinary teams; be a team player. Preparation of manuscripts and presentations to disseminate research outcomes.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Candidate must possess a PhD degree in computer science, informatics, data science, or other scientific discipline.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Data structure and algorithm design with Python or another major programming language. Knowledge graphs

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Neural networks and deep learning Semantic web technologies Container orchestration with Kubernetes. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Biological background

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