Data Scientist
St. John's, NL

Job Specifications: The data scientist will provide support for Dr. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity’s, research program. Dr. Fuller’s research program includes studies in the following areas:

  • Algorithm development for physical activity data using cell phones and smart watches
  • Analysis of Global Positioning System (GPS) data
  • Application of machine learning models to physical activity and GPS data
  • R package development

Job Title: Data Scientist

Nature of Work:

  • Organizing and cleaning physical activity and GPS
  • Develop and application of machine learning models
  • R package development

Illustrative Examples of Work: The candidate will be expected to apply machine learning methods to predict physical activity and develop metrics for analyzing GPS data. The data scientist will also be required to assist with device management and organization in the lab.

Requirements of Work: The ideal candidate will have significant experience with R and R package development. Experience with Python is an asset. The candidate will be required to have experience in the application of machine learning methods and working with physical activity and GPS data. The ideal candidate will have strong written communication and organizational skills. The candidate should be conducting or have completed a Masters of Science degree.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and examples of work.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,000.00 to $53,000.00 /year


  • data science: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Master's Degree (Preferred)


  • St. John's, NL (Required)