Foundations of Data Science Institute @ University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University and Harvard University and Northeastern University

Position ID:MIT-FODSI-PAFODSI [#17305]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Various locations, United States
Subject Area: Data Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/10/22, finished 2021/10/23, listed until 2021/04/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Foundations of Data Science Institute (FODSI), funded by the National Science Foundation TRIPODS program, is announcing a competitive postdoctoral fellowship. FODSI is a collaboration between UC Berkeley and MIT, partnering with Boston University, Northeastern University, Harvard University, Howard University and Bryn Mawr College. It provides a structured environment for exploring interdisciplinary research in foundations of Data Science spanning Mathematics, Statistics, Theoretical Computer Science and other fields.

We are looking for multiple postdoctoral team members who will collaborate with FODSI researchers at one or more of the participating institutions. These positions emphasize strong mentorship, flexibility, and breadth of collaboration opportunities with other team members -- senior and junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at various nodes around the country. Furthermore, postdoctoral fellows will be able to participate in workshops and other activities organized by FODSI.

The fellowship is a one-year full-time appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year (based upon mutual agreement) either at the same or at another FODSI institution. The start date is flexible, although most appointments are expected to start in summer 2021. Candidates are encouraged to apply to work with more than one faculty mentor at one or more participating institutions. They should have an excellent theoretical background and a doctorate in a related field, including Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Economics. We particularly encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

The review process will start on December 1, 2020 and will continue until positions are filled.

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