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Requisition ID:  16968

Corporate Partners Technical Specialist

Job Summary

Purdue University is looking for the right candidate to fill the newly created role of Corporate Partners Technical Specialist. This position is an entry-level professional and technical contributor on a project or work team on a day-to-day basis, in coordination with the Corporate Partner Senior Managers, The Data Mine (West Lafayette) staff, and research clientele associated with research and experiential learning projects.  
Corporate Partners Technical Specialists will be expected to engage with the Indiana Data Mine statewide expansion and Corporate Research Partners fulfilling the objective to provide a valuable data science project experience for students, faculty, and corporate mentors.


Corporate Partners Technical Specialists will mentor and provide technical expertise to student teams and oversee the analysis of data, and compilation of results. This position is also expected to demonstrate procedures of analysis when needed; will participate in preparation of oral and written communication including articles for publication, grant proposals, reports to sponsors, and conference presentations; will oversee undergraduate students concerning research which may require modification of procedures when considering resource capacity, limitations, or timeframe; will communicate with parties within and outside of area to explain facts, policies and practices related to the field of specialization. Requires theoretical knowledge of fundamental data science concepts typically obtained through specific education and training.


This posting represents 2 vacancies



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 0 to 1 year of data science industry experience
  • Organized and able to demonstrate project management skills for several projects simultaneously
  • Skilled in active listening
  • Skilled in problem solving
  • Skilled in verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Skilled in data analytics skills and willingness to learn new methods
  • Ability to interact with individuals at various levels across campus and external to the university, including senior leadership within companies
  • Understands modern data science and big data skills, including but not limited to Python, R, SQL, UNIX, High-Performance Computing Systems



  • Some data science industry experience (obtained through internships or past projects)
  • Familiarity and/or experience with the Agile methodology


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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