Job Title: Data Science Postdoctoral Research – Stanford University

Date of Postdoc Position Posting: 11/10/21

Postdoctoral Position Discipline: Computer Sciences – Computational Sciences

Position Description

Data Science Fellows work both within and at the boundaries between data science methods and the domains of scholarship that utilize data science to discover and create new knowledge. They will lead independent, original research programs with impact in one or more research domains and in one or more methodological domains (computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, etc).

Ideal candidates will have earned a PhD in either a methods or applied discipline with demonstrated skills and experience in one of the other complementary areas (as examples: a PhD in statistics with applications to physics, or a PhD in biology with extensive use of machine learning). Successful candidates will bring a research agenda that can take advantage of the unique intellectual opportunities afforded by Stanford University, and will have experience in working with researchers across different fields. Their research results will be published in technical reports, open-source software, peer-reviewed journals as well as presented at scientific conferences. Ideal candidates will have experience and interests in building community, teaching and training, and leadership with strong communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Recent PhD (graduation between 2017 and September 2022) with experience in a complementary field(s).
Excellent experience in their PhD discipline
Excellent knowledge of advanced software engineering, computer science and/or statistics
Demonstrated commitment to reproducibility and open research through existing public release of research data and software code
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports, publications, invited papers, and to deliver scientific presentations, seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
Experience collaborating effectively with a team of scientists of diverse backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in developing curriculum and teaching.
Experience developing open-source research software used by a community beyond their lab.
Experience building inclusive communities of practice around data science that are diverse and equitable for all.

Additional Position Details

  • Opportunity for teaching: Yes
  • Opportunity for supervision/mentoring: Yes
  • Opportunity for community outreach and engagement: Yes

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a publication/software list, and (3) a two-page letter of intent detailing a proposed research plan. The proposed research plan should include information about both advancing data science and its application in a domain of scholarship. Please also include the names of potential faculty collaborators (ideally bridging a methods domain and an application domain, e.g. Stats+Bio, CS+politics, etc).

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed research plan with potential faculty collaborator(s) in preparing their application.

Applicants should arrange to have two letters of reference submitted to with the subject line: “Reference Letter for <applicant’s name>”.

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