University of Arizona - Data Scientist III

paid / Tucson, AZ, USA / full-time

Join our small team of data scientists / research software engineers! We support research at University of Arizona through collaboration with researchers and by developing and delivering intermediate and advanced data science trainings. We help researchers with developing reproducible workflows, data visualization, machine learning and advanced statistics, developing interactive web apps, and more! We are looking for someone comfortable working in python, with knowledge of R as a plus.

The University of Arizona was established in 1885 as the state's land-grant university and houses two medical schools, in Tucson and Phoenix. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $734 million in research investment each year, and ranked as a top 20 public research institution. For more information about working at the University of Arizona:

We seek candidates that will strengthen current efforts by the University and the CCT Data Science to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives on campus, and who will help to promote programs that seek to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • The incumbent will have flexibility to develop and work on a variety of projects that Enable research across ALVSCE.
  • Develop and lead 'incubator' projects with researchers across campus.
  • Provide computational, statistical, and domain expertise for larger, externally funded projects.
  • Optionally publish manuscripts and contribute to or lead grants

Building computational and data science capacity:

  • Work with researchers to enable new computational methods
  • Develop and deploy analytical pipelines.
  • Follow and demonstrate best practices in scientific computing, data and code management, documentation, and digital forms of communication.
  • Opportunity to develop and deliver workshops and related training materials on computational science and data science.


  • Engage and interact with campus collaborators; represent the Data Science team at workshops, meetings, and conferences.
  • Meet regularly with group members and collaborators
    Minimum Qualifications * Master’s degree and 5 years of relevant work experience required, or any equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience with reproducible scientific programming.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Experience with machine learning or advanced statistical methods.
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team.
  • Experience teaching scientists new skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD with a significant computational component.
  • Training and experience in research domains and data science skills that complement those of current group members.
  • Experience with software such as JavaScript, R, and databases.
  • Experience with databases and cloud computing.
  • Experience with version control, particularly git and GitHub.
  • Research experience in physical, social, health, or human sciences.

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