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Postdoctoral Fellow - Computer Science - 521952

The University of Alabama
Skyland, AL
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Pay Grade/Pay Range: Minimum: $48,600 - Midpoint: $60,800 (Salaried E7)

Department/Organization: 214241 - Computer Science

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the PhD or other doctoral degree under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee.

Additional Department Summary: The Computer Science Department at The University of Alabama is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellow position for research under the supervision of Dr. Jiaqi Gong. This position is funded by National Science Foundation. Initial appointments are for one-year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity.

The Postdoctoral Fellow position will lead research in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science, focusing on applications within healthcare and education sectors. Designing generative AI techniques and algorithms for data integration and computational models, with objectives to amplify creative learning experiences in classrooms and fortify the resilience of rural communities. Devise frameworks for data modernization, consolidating metadata and diverse data to prepare databases for cross-disciplinary AI research and learning. This position will be involved in incorporating open knowledge graph networks and take the lead in drafting scientific papers and technical documents, presenting research findings, and aiding in the formulation of proposals for external funding.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Computer Science or other related areas.

Candidates will need to have completed their PhD or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and include contact information for at least two references in the reference section of the application. Please upload additional documents to the "other documents" tab as needed.

Skills and Knowledge: Strong programming/scripting capabilities. Skills in data science and high-performance computing. Strong written and oral communication of research results skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with generative AI deep learning, and active involvement in data science and machine learning projects. Experience in neural networks architecture, cloud computing, and database development and management. Background in computational modeling and machine learning.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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