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Data Scientist

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Who we are

The Institute for Disaster Resilient Texas, located at the Galveston campus, works to facilitate and deliver critical research on disaster risk reduction, provide data analytics and decision-making tools, and generate evidence-based solutions that help Texas communities become more resilient over the longer term. To learn more, visit https://idrt.tamug.edu

What we want

The Institute for Disaster Resilient Texas is seeking a Data Scientist who will be responsible for the development of complex statistical modeling to abstract problems and discovering insights through the use of statistical, algorithmic, mathematical optimization and visualization techniques. Developing and improving upon statistical analysis and predictive models to support the institute’s critical business process and initiatives including forecasting short and long-term trends. We seek to hire a candidate who will support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. The successful candidate will have a Masters in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or related and have experience in a field focused on disaster mitigation, and experience working on federal and state funded grants. We are looking to hire a candidate who is a team player and who will promote collaboration and cooperation while leading and working within a team. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity to join our team.

What You Need to Know

This position will be located in Galveston, Texas.

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended and a list of references is requested (include contact information for 3 professional references to include at least one supervisor). You may upload these on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Eight years of practical experience with data processing and complex multivariate statistical analyses

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply advance statistical analysis, interactive data visualization, programming or similar software applications to natural hazards
  • Ability to research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to collaborate with others across institutions and agencies
  • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Masters in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or related
  • Research Experience in a field focused on Disaster Mitigation
  • Experience working on Federal and state funded grants

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Texas or Gulf Region disaster resilience
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of database systems and architecture (PostgreSQL)
  • Knowledge of R, SQL and Python; familiarity with Scala, Java or C++ is an asset


Development of Statistical Models

  • Develops a set of statistical models and algorithms, which includes identifying, assessing, measuring, and monitoring of data analytics.
  • Uses machine learning methods to augment geospatial analysis and algorithm development.
  • Writes and maintains Python Scripts in open-source frameworks to improve efficiency of the production process.
  • Designs supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms that incorporate data from scientific research related to disasters.
  • Maintains assessment criteria for continual development of data analytics models.
  • Maintains a set of standards, technical infrastructure, data management and data algorithm development efforts for future uses, as well as compliance review.
  • Develops and manages contextual and spatial databases, and structuring/restructuring databases for a wide range of experimental and spatial datasets.
  • Develops training of used statistical methods and techniques.

Documentation and Reporting of Findings

  • Documents entire process of statistical approaches and techniques used in preparation of statistical analysis algorithms. Provides clear and concise set of findings, recommendations based on statistical assessment of subjects, and prepares final reports.
  • Publishes research results in technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.   


Project Development

  • Participates and leads in externally funded project development and management.


  • Supervises, trains and evaluates junior data scientists, research associates, and related positions.
  • Assign and monitor workflow
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online applicatio

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Who we are

The Institute for Disaster Resilient Texas, located at the Galveston campus, works to facilitate and deliver critical research on disaster risk reduction, provide data analytics and decision-making tools, and generate…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    1 de julio de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    31 de mayo de 2022
  • Educación
  • Nivel de Experiencia
USD $75.000 - USD $90.000
/ año
Commensurate with experience


Excellent benefits package of Texas A&M.

Excellent benefits package of Texas A&M.


A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Estados Unidos
Ubicación Asociada
4201 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Cómo aplicar

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references.

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