Fellow (Post Doc)

Fellow (Post Doc)

Department: (see application details) K-State Olathe
Job no: 511016
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine, Food Safety, Food Science
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The 1DATA Consortium at K-State Olathe is seek applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the area of data science at 100% time. We are looking for researchers whose interests are in data science in human and veterinary medicine data and a researcher with a methodological and application focus. The fellows will be requested the opportunity to pursue the 1DATA research in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship.

We are looking for independent researchers who will help conduct research in machine learning to extract and clean data from different resources, build, and be an integral part of our 1DATA program. The incumbent to these positions would be responsible for the initial configuration and implementation of an API for 1DrugAssist Platform. This is envisioned as a multipurpose platform that will integrate and analyze disparate sources of adverse drug events, safe withdrawal intervals of drugs and chemicals in companion and food-producing animals using 1DATA tools (www.1DATA.life) to analyze the data.

Responsibilities include:

  • Apply data science and machine learning for pharamcovigilance of the FDA Adverse Events Database.
  • Extract and curate data from multiple sources including FDA, DrugBank, Kegg, MedDRA, and ATC databases.
  • This work will also include the potential use of models to guide experimental/clinical trial design and for hypothesis testing as both research labs are part of animal and analytical chemistry support teams.

This position is full-time, exempt, and benefits eligible.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University's Olathe campus was launched in April 2011 and is the third and newest campus in the university's system. The campus is located in Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City metro area. The campus is a strategic partner of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle, which was created in 2008 when residents invested in the county's future by voting for a one-eighth cent sales tax. The proceeds from this tax generate more than $15 million a year to fund higher education through a unique partnership among Johnson County, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

To be Successful You Will Need:

Minimum Requirements:

Doctoral degree

Preferred Education and Qualifications:

Applicants must be outstanding, intellectually curious researchers at an early stage of their scholarly career. Applicants should have demonstrated a capacity for independent work and will be expected to engage with researchers and faculty and participate in activities convened by our Initiative. The successful candidate will have earned a doctoral degree in a field such as data science, biomedical sciences, statistics and mathematics, computer science, or engineering. The data science postdoc scholar will provide evidence in terms of teaching or research experience in at least one of the following core areas:

  • Research design and data analysis in applied statistics and mathematics

  • Data engineering, storage, and retrieval

  • Visualizing and communicating data

  • Applied machine learning

  • Large-scale data mining and analysis

  • Applied regression and time series analysis

  • Familiarity with animal and human data structures would be beneficial

    Other Requirements:

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment .

    How to Apply:

    Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Application materials must be submitted online to be considered.


    For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Roberta Robinson at (see application details) (see application details)). For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Majid  Majid Jaberi-Douraki,  Associate Professor, 1DATA Consortium (search committee chair).

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

    Background Screening Statement:

    In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


    Jul 02, 2021 Central Daylight Time
    Applications close:

  • Posted
    Salary Range
    $34,000.00 - 56,000.00
    per Year
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    Olathe, KS 66051, US