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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Postdoc)

Apply now Job no: 494786
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Computer Science
Union: Non-Unit Exempt
Categories: Computer & Information Technology

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

Job Summary

The College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst seeks multiple outstanding, highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associates. Applications for Postdocs in all fields of the Information and Computer Sciences will be considered. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks (i.e. Sr. Postdoc) may receive consideration.

Under the general supervision of a faculty member, conduct and supervise research in a particular field of Computer Science. Apply theoretical concepts to the development and implementation of systems and prototypes.

 

Essential Functions

  • Contributes to research in a highly technical Computer Science lab. This can involve: developing new ideas, software and hardware, designing, modifying and debugging software, evaluating and validating software, algorithms and architectures, etc.
  • Supervises research assistants.
  • Carries out experiments in association with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Describes techniques and results for use in scientific papers and conferences; assists in writing reports and articles.
  • Contributes to the development of new research proposals.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field.
  • Capacity for excellent research, as demonstrated by publications and other professional activities, appropriate to the number of years in the field.
  • Expertise with programming languages appropriate to the specific field of study.
  • Expertise with building and maintaining software systems.
  • Familiarity with one or more specialized subareas of investigation within Computer Science.
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of supervision.

 

Salary Information

Rank and salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please attach a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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