Research Associate Positions at School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Publish Date: Sep 07, 2015

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for TWO University Research Associates in the area of Big Data.  University Research Associates are expected to conduct research, supervise graduate students, and provide course instruction.

A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related area is required, with a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The School is seeking applicants with backgrounds including cloud computing, distributed systems, machine learning, data mining, and/or predictive analytics. Experience with the processing of (and interaction with) large data sets using state-of-the-art software tools (such as Hadoop, Spark, HBase, Cassandra, leveldb) and systems (including experience with PaaS or SaaS systems) is essential.

The research associates may be required to provide instruction for CMPT 732, 733 or other courses associated with the SFU Professional Masters Program in Big Data.  Please review samples of past course outlines and the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 course schedules.

The expected salary will be approximately $80,000 per year, depending on qualifications and experience.  The positions are funded for two years, and are renewable depending upon availability of funds.  For more information about University Research Associate Appointments at Simon Fraser University please review Policy R50.01

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has recently been ranked in the top 3 in Canada as well as top 50 in the world, both in research strength and employability of students, by Shanghai Ranking, US News and LinkedIn. The School currently has 40 research faculty members, approximately 240 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and more than 1500 undergraduate majors.

The review of applications will start on September 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. The positions are subject to availability of funding.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, your research and teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three referees to our on-line application system.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

School of Computing Science Simon Fraser University 

8888 University Drive

British Columbia, Canada, V5A 1S6 

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