Data Science Research Leader, University of Illinois Research Park-1709752

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Category: 
Data/Analytics
Status: 
Full-Time
Post Date:  
11/27/2017
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Description:
 
 
Dow AgroSciences is looking for a Data Science Research Leader for its Research Center located in the Research Park of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
 
The incumbent will play a critical role by driving innovation as the site leader for the research park center and will be responsible for managing and expanding intern program as well as contributing to ongoing Data Science and Informatics research of the company. We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated research experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an aptitude for building strong networks with faculty, coordinators and other companies located on UIUC campus.
 
Key Job Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate student hiring, onboarding (including ramping up on software tools and internal processes relevant to each project) and also mentor students
  • Proactively identify and track top talent from disciplines of interest
  • Develop relationships with Professors from relevant departments for innovation, possible collaboration or consulting, and to enable hiring of top talent
  • Continuously report on impact and Return on Investment (ROI) to stakeholders; Continuously build and present the business case for investment at UIUC research park (travel to other company sites as needed for reporting and stakeholder management)
  • Report and help manage capacity and workload and facilitate the management of budget for UIUC research center
  • Work as project leader or in support of other project leaders for UIUC research park center projects across all disciplines
  • Ensure all students follow Information Technology (IT) best practices
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationship with all students and help in driving student engagement and performance
  • Promptly respond to managerial types of requests from Data Science and Informatics leadership
  • Promote the brand of the company with students and faculty and participate in research park events
  • Coordinate maintenance of the site; Organize visits by project leaders and other stakeholders. Prepare presentations and organize research park tours when requested
  • Establish relationship with other research park companies to enable innovation and possible collaborations
 
Education:
  • A PhD in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Statistics, Mathematics, Informatics or related areas.
 
Required Qualifications:
  • A PhD with a minimum of 5 years experience in one or more areas within Data Science domain
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong networking skill is a must as this position involves establishing, nurturing and expanding relationships with UIUC faculty, companies located in the Research Park area, and Dow AgroSciences scientists in Indianapolis and other locations
  • Good people management skills
  • Strong team player
  • Demonstrate leadership skills – lead through influence
  • A self-starter who can proactively identify opportunities, prioritizes them and establishes win: win collaborations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in managing groups
  • Experience in establishing research collaborations
  • Good track record of research and willingness to participate in ongoing research projects of Dow AgroSciences scientists OR initiate and work on new projects of relevance
 
About DowDuPont
 
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at www.dow-dupont.com.
 
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process. 
 
Dow Offers:
  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
 
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-usyou may call us at 1+800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1+989-636-3674.

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