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Post-Doctoral Associate

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Florida International University

Miami, FL

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The Applied Research Center is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to join our team of professionals:

Job Summary

The Post-Doctoral Associate Program is designed to recruit outstanding Ph.D. applicants to assist a line organization in meeting its mission objectives and provide a professional technical work environment for the employee. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within one to five years prior to employment. This assignment is for a one-year period, it is grant funded, and this appointment may be renewed at management’s discretion based on excellent work performance and funding availability.

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Associate in the Information Technology group to work on the project sponsored by the Department of Energy.

Primary Job Duties:

Design, develop, document, and test advanced machine learning systems that brings together data from heterogeneous sources using scripting and/or programming languages (Scala, R, Python, Java)

Candidate will be responsible for stream / batch processing of sensor data, videos and pictures received from nuclear power plant and sensor network.  

Responsible for implementing condition based instead of time based preventive maintenance for nuclear power plant.

Evaluate structured and unstructured datasets utilizing machine learning , deep learning , statistics , feature extraction , predictive analytics to gain additional insights

Design, develop, and implement data processing pipelines at scale.

Present programming documentation and design to team members to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.

Extract data from multiple sources, integrate disparate data into a common data model, and integrate data into a target database, application, or file using efficient programming processes.

Write and refine code to ensure performance and reliability of preventive maintenance and sensor data extraction and processing.

Recommend process improvements to increase efficiency and reliability in



Participate in the development of proposals for additional funding in relevant research areas.

Train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the computer laboratory;

Analyze and summarize data, present at conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Perform other related duties as assigned or directed.  The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Qualifications for Applicant:

PhD in Computer Science / Engineering or related discipline

Technical Skills:

Hands on knowledge /skills on various technologies which may include:


, Spark,


Server, Java, Scala, Python, Kafka, Cassandra etc.

Knowledge of various classification, regression, anomaly detection algorithms is must.

Proficiency in using Kafka / Flume to load the structured/ unstructured data and batch / stream processing

Proficiency in using Spark and its libraries like (Spark


, Spark Mllib, Spark Streaming, etc) to perform machine learning

Experience in using visualization software like


, Tableau, Power BI, Matlab,


, etc

Preferred working experience with Hortonworks / Cloudera Stack  

Exposure to various deep learning platforms like Tensor Flow and


is desirable.

Advertised Salary: Commensurate on Experience

Work Schedule: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Pre-Employment Requirements: Criminal Background Check & Fingerprinting

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (514077) at

and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a pdf with your application. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of your application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 1, 2018. Review will continue until position is filled.


is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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As Miami's first and only public research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community. Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences' Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools, and centers that actively enhance the university’s ability to set new standards through research initiatives.

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