Data Analyst – Postdoctoral Fellowship (NSF SBIR)

Start Date: ASAP

Minnowtech is seeking a postdoctoral candidate for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Innovative Postdoctoral Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship (details below).

What we do:

Minnowtech specializes in developing technology to measure and monitor shrimp biomass in aquaculture. We are a portfolio company of Early Charm, a startup venture studio located in Baltimore, MD.

Why we do it:

In the shrimp aquaculture industry, monitoring biomass is essential for efficient management and production. Accurate biomass measurements can help farmers optimize feeding regimes, track growth rates, detect disease and mortality, and estimate harvest yields. Non-invasive biomass sensors designed to measure the weight, size, and/or density of shrimp populations enable farmers to make more informed decisions regarding feeding, stocking, and overall farm management.

What you will do:

You will work closely with our technology development team to monitor the performance of the biomass estimation models and refine them over time. You will incorporate feedback and new data to improve the accuracy and reliability of the data analysis process.

What you need to be successful:

Proficiency in data analysis is crucial. You should be able to understand statistical concepts, perform data cleansing and preprocessing, and apply various analytical techniques to extract meaningful insights. Programming in Python is preferred with experience in machine learning for building predictive models and identifying anomalies. The ability to break down problems, think analytically, and approach them systematically is essential.

What we will do for you:

Career development is our top priority. While we love the idea of people joining Minnowtech forever, we understand that we may be a stepping stone to other opportunities or a way for you to explore career options. Regardless of your reasons for joining us, our commitment is to help you while you are helping us.

Where you will work:

We are at the center of the entrepreneurial renaissance of Baltimore, giving you the opportunity to interact with some of the nation’s most exciting technology companies. Located at 1300 Bayard Street, our labs, production space, and offices are intermingled with firms doing engineering design, software development, specialty textiles, robotics, and so much more. Remote work may also be an option.

Fellowship Qualifications:

+  Hold an earned doctoral degree in an NSF-supported STEM discipline from a recognized Ph.D. granting institution

+  Earned their relevant doctoral degree within 7 years of their application to the I-PERF research opportunity

+  Be a United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident of the United States at the time of application to the I-PERF program

Emphasis will be placed on the participation of persons who are:

+  Members of socio-economic disadvantaged groups**

+  Members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering

+  Persons with disabilities

+  Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

+  First generation college graduates**

**Socio-economic disadvantage and first generation college status will be validated through documented proof of participation in federally funded programs for students with such status during their college education.

Job Type: Full-time, Contract for 9-12 months

Pay: Up to $78,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

For more info (IPERF):

How to Join Us: Please send your resume and cover letter to Suzan Shahrestani at