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Chief Data Scientist

Saint Louis University

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeIndeed’s salary guideNot provided by employer$69.4K – $87.8K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in St. Louis, MO.Report inaccurate salaryFull Job Description

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nations oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

Working directly with the Institute Director, the CDS will lead a team of geospatial computing engineers, software developers, geospatial data scientists, imagery scientists and analysts to provide data curation (access, collection and fusion) and analytics services to TGI partners. The job requires hands-on, technical and management work (30% management and 70% technical work). The CDS performs the work as the leading member of TGI Geospatial Data & Analytics Library (GDAL) team, leads the development of algorithms and methodologies for various projects, as well as taking responsibility for prioritizing service requests and deliverables.


Lead the planning and implementation of the research infrastructure

Develop and manage the TGI data management policies and the governance thereof

Build the data architecture standards and data infrastructure (data collection, usage & management, data storage and access, data integrity and data archival)

Develop short-term and long-term plans for cloud computing, data curation and analytics service

Design and implement AI/ML, statistical, or physics-based algorithms to provide quality data analytics service to TGI partners

Direct data analytics team, and carry out tasks such as field data collection, calibration, postprocessing, and analysis to provide timely results and analytics products to TGI partners based on priorities

Coordinates TGIs geospatial data collection and analytics operations

Carries out special projects as assigned by the Institute Director.


Demonstrated ability to design and implement machine learning algorithms for regression, detection/classification/segmentation problems with feature-based deep learning and end-to-end mapping/modeling with convolutional neural networks.

Experience in cloud computing and GPU computing

Minimum 3 years of experience in working with coding and online platforms such as Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Google Earth Engine, Github, and/or Google COLAB

Experience with data collection in the field and generating analysis ready data sets from several sources (data QC, data calibration, data filtering, data fusion)

Experience with project management and personnel supervision.

Ability to manage and navigate multiple tasks balancing near and long-term priorities, success rate, and available resources

Organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects while working on a deadline or in a fast-paced environment

Personal qualities of integrity, professionalism, good judgment, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to service and treating others with respect.


Masters degree or advanced degree (Ph.D. is preferred) in geospatial science or geoinformatics; postgraduate degrees in computer science, electronic engineering, or geography with demonstrated work experience in geospatial data (imagery, location aware social or health data records) are highly desirable.

Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster dose for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the Universitys vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employees start date will result in termination of the employment. Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.

The University will require all students, faculty and staff to obtain a booster vaccine dose prior to their start date, This applies to:

All adults over the age of 18 years who completed their vaccine series with Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago.
Those who received the J&J vaccine at least two months ago.


Research Support

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Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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