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Research Data Analyst (AgIT)

Date: May 20, 2019

Location: West Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Purdue University

Job Summary

As the Research Data Analyst in Agriculture IT, this candidate will be responsible for assisting faculty and graduate students in extracting, manipulating, analyzing and assessing data to support research. The position will aslo contribute in identifying and resolving data gaps, developing assessment methodologies and tools to create reports, identifying data patterns or trends, making recommendations and validating data to ensure accuracy and integrity.



  • Bachelor's degree in Data Science, Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Computer and Information Technology or related field
  • 4 years of relevant experience in full-stack programming, application development, production deployment and production support
  • Experience using one or more established programming languages (e.g.: Java, Python, C++, C#, etc.)
  • Proficiency in configuration and use of Linux or Unix operating systems
  • Excellent communications skills and experience in a customer-facing and / or relationship-building role is mandatory
  • Time and project Management skills
  • Valid US or Canadian driver's license



  • Master's degree in a relevant area
  • Hands-on development and/or deployment and production support experience in Hadoop / Spark environment
  • Programming experience in Java and/or Scala, R and Python
  • Knowledge and experience in statistical and/or analytical algorithm implementation, data interpretation, and/or modeling
  • Experience in design and implementation of distributed data pipelines using tools and languages prevalent in the Spark ecosystem such as Java, Scala, R, Python, SAS, HTFS, Kafka, PSTL, Hive, Hortonworks, Python, HTFS Kafka, PSTL, Spark SQL, SparkR, pySpark, SUSE, Hortonworks, MATLAB Hadoop/Spark, NoSQL systems like HBase or Cassandra, etc.  
  • Proficiency in administration of Red Hat operating system


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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