Jobs @ DSI

DSI seeks applications for postdoctoral research associates in two separate calls:

1. The Data Science Initiative at Brown University seeks applications for one-year renewable postdoctoral positions in data science with a start date of July 1, 2023  (flexible). 

Candidates are required to have received a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the start of this appointment and have a strong research record consistent with their level of experience. We seek candidates working in any area of data science, including (but not limited to) exploring geometry and topology of data, developing novel statistical methods and machine learning approaches for big massive data (e.g., genomics, environmental health, nutritional or geophysical data), analyzing massive graphs and networks, scientific machine learning, and others. Attention to the societal impacts of data science and issues of equity and social justice is desirable. 

Postdoctoral fellowships are funded jointly by the DSI and a faculty host. Candidates are encouraged to identify one or more faculty members at Brown (DSI core and affiliated faculty or campus-wide faculty) that they would like to work with in their cover letter. Candidates may substitute a letter of support from that faculty member for one of the recommendation letters. 

To apply for these positions, please submit the relevant materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise research statement, and three letters of recommendation) to Interfolio.

Inquiries about these positions should be addressed to [email protected]. We will begin reading applications January 1, 2023, and we will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.

2. The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) and the Data Science Initiative (DSI) at Brown University invite applications for two-year Postdoctoral Research Associates in Computational Social Science, to start on or around July 1, 2023.

The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance. Researchers in this new Computational Social Science Postdoctoral initiative will have a joint appointment among PSTC, DSI and a home social science department. We seek candidates who fit the intellectual missions of PSTC and DSI and who work in any area of demography and data science. Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to spend the majority of their time on research. They will teach one computational social science course per year (flexible level and topic) in their disciplinary department.

The PSTC builds scientific understanding of local, national, and global population challenges and their implications for health and well-being. Research at the PSTC is distinguished by its commitment to collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of global research. PSTC focuses on demographic research in six main areas: children, families, and health; migration and urbanization; population, development, and environment; reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; social foundations of health disparities, and social inequalities. Brown's Data Science Initiative (DSI) is a growing, transdisciplinary, collaborative unit, supporting research and education in data science across Brown's campus. DSI facilitates and conducts both domain-driven and fundamental research in data science, educates the next generation of data scientists, and explores the impact of the data revolution on culture, society, and social justice.

Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to spend their time working independently and collaboratively with one or more mentors. In addition, Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to coordinate or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend the weekly PSTC and DSI Colloquia and other workshops and mentoring activities, present their work to the community and profession, and submit papers for publication. We request that applicants visit the PSTC and DSI faculty affiliate pages and identify one or two potential faculty mentors; however, applicants do not need to contact potential mentors prior to submitting an application. We also welcome applicants with financial support from other sources, including the NIH F32 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Apply via Interfolio at this link Screening of applications will begin on January 20, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should provide a CV, two examples of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: background, research interests, and plans, commitment to diversity and inclusion, one or two anticipated PSTC/DSI faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. Please submit three letters of recommendation online through Interfolio.

Student Jobs

DSI hires undergraduate TAs for classes in the Master's in Data Science program. Find them on the Student Employment website, or contact us.