Ontario Tech University



    November 30, 2023
    December 01, 2023

Post-Doctoral Fellow – Data Analycs in Markeng

Research Excellence Chair in Marketing Analytics and Decision Models
Faculty of Business and IT, Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, ON, Canada.

The Faculty of Business and IT at Ontario Tech University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) to join the research team at the Research Excellence Chair in Marketing Analytics and Decision Models. The successful candidate will work independently under the direct supervision of Dr. Salma Karray. The post-doctoral fellowship will have the opportunity to analyze large datasets in marketing. The position is offered for one year at a salary of $50,000 per year, with the possibility of renewal.

Expected Start Date: 01/01/2024.

• Collaborate with a multidisciplinary research team to develop research hypotheses, design data collection strategies, and interpret study results.
• Conduct machine learning and statistical analyses of large marketing datasets (e.g., social media data) to analyze and predict customer reviews and engagement to social media campaigns and other marketing strategies.
• Coordinate research meetings and mentor graduate students.
• Engage in knowledge translation activities.
• Write academic papers and present them for peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
• Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals.

Required Education:
• Ph.D. or equivalent in Business Analytics, Operations Research, Management Science, Computer Science, or a related field with a quantitative focus.

Required Experience:
• Demonstrated outstanding research background in Data Analytics or other related fields.
• Familiarity with advertising research.
• Proficiency in using Machine Learning techniques is key.
• Familiarity with at least one programming language (Python is preferred).
• Ability to independently pursue work and collaborate with others to analyze complex issues.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
• Experience in manuscript preparation, publications, and grant proposals.
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, and team-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a cover letter, their resume (including three references), and a sample of research work by email to Dr. Salma Karray.

Applications will be accepted until December 1st, 2023, or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). It will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and PSAC. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Candidates will be required to certify that they are currently legally eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the contract.

Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people’s different needs and, therefore, will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist. For more information about the university’s policies for accommodating employees with disabilities, please review the university’s Accessibility Policy.

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