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Post-Doctoral Fellow (Multiple Openings)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Individuals interested in transitioning from biomedical science to careers in the biopharmaceutical industry, consulting, or investment are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should include curriculum vita, cover letter, and statements of research experience and research interests. Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process. Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Post-Doctoral Fellow (Multiple Openings)
Department Natural and Applied Sciences
Employment Type Staff
Summary of the Position

The Center’s research, outreach, and educational activities focus on developing an interdisciplinary understanding of the process by which scientific discoveries are translated to create public value. A particular focus of the Center’s research is the application of data analytics to understand the role of technology forecasting, business models, finance, and policy on the development of new drugs. Fellows will have an opportunity to learn business skills through research on business practices.
This is a one-year appointment as post-doctoral fellow with the opportunity to extend for a second year based on satisfactory performance. The Center anticipates the availability of several positions becoming available in 2017-2018. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Please visit www.bentley.edu for more information about Bentley University and www.bentley.edu/sciindustry for more information about the Center for Integration of Science and Industry

Essential Functions

The Post-Doctoral Fellow carries out a research program under the guidance of a faculty member. The research and responsibilities include:
• Designing and executing analytical research involving modeling, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning, or visualization.
• Contributing to the maintenance and construction of the Center’s Data Resources.
• Authoring manuscripts in peer reviewed journals and representing the Center’s research at scientific and industry meetings.
• Supervising and mentoring undergraduate student researchers and graduate researchers.

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)

• Candidates should have a doctorate degree, or equivalent terminal degree, preferably in the fields of Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Biomedical Engineering. Individuals with terminal degrees in biological science with strong expertise in data analytics are also encouraged to apply.
• Applicants should have professional interest or working knowledge of life science, biomedical, or pharmaceutical science. Applicants should be proficient in programming/scripting languages (SQL, R, Python, or Perl) and have a working knowledge of data processing engines (MapReduce/Spark), cloud computing (AWS), and visualization platforms (Tableau), as well as science techniques and toolkits.
• Individuals must have strong communication and writing skills, the ability to work constructively in a highly interdisciplinary environment with professional colleagues and undergraduate students, and a commitment to maintaining high ethical and professional standards.

Individuals interested in transitioning from biomedical science to careers in the biopharmaceutical industry, consulting, or investment are particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY181P2459
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Individuals interested in transitioning from biomedical science to careers in the biopharmaceutical industry, consulting, or investment are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications should include curriculum vita, cover letter, and statements of research experience and research interests. Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Diversity Statement

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

We strive to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you possess a minimum of a doctorate degree, or equivalent terminal degree, preferably in the fields of Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Biomedical Engineering?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
Optional Documents