EarthCube Data Capabilities Research Associate & Partnerships for Innovation Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.

The Highlights

This post-doctoral position will be in the broad areas of data provenance/lineage, data governance compliance, and scientific data management. A keen interest toward technology transfer and entrepreneurship is a plus. The objective of this multidisciplinary project will be to develop data provenance models and implementation strategies for both relational and non-relational database systems. Technology transfer component of the project would involve working directly with scientists and data curators to adapt provenance models to domain-specific applications for reproducibility and data governance. The chosen candidate will work with a group consisting of supervisors, PhD students, and several collaborators.

Is This You?

  • Developing relational database provenance models
  • Developing non-relational database provenance models
  • Implementing provenance solutions into a database
  • Working with data scientists to evaluate reproducibility use-cases
  • Working with data curators to evaluate compliance use-cases
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Your Education

  • PhD in databases, systems, high performance computing or any relevant data and computational science discipline.

Other Skills & Abilities Required

  • Extended time sitting and using a computer.

Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.

  • Position will be split 50-50 between projects


  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits

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