Postdoctoral Positions

Tripods - Postdoctoral Opening at Columbia DSI

The Data Science Institute (DSI) is seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral scholar to work with faculty members as part of a new cross-disciplinary effort aimed at articulating theoretical foundations for data science, through a program of research, education and center building. The postdoc will work primarily with the PIs to lead these activities, and will also be encouraged to develop an independent program of research and collaborate with other faculty and students at DSI.

Please apply by December 15th, 2017 to be considered for a Summer/Fall 2018 start date. 

Application Instructions: Please send your cover letter, CV and 3 reference letters to

Scikit Learn - Postdoctoral Research Opening at Columbia DSI

The Columbia University Data Sciene Institute is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a two-year project to improve software infrastructure for automatic machine learning based on the scikit-learnmachine learning library.This effort is part of the NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program. The postdoc will primarily work with PI Andreas Mu¨ller, but is encouraged to work with other researchers and students at the Data Science Institute. The initial term of this appointment will be for one year, and the start date will be on a mutually agreed upon date during in Fall 2017. The appointment is renewable for up to a total period of two years, subject to the usual standards for satisfactory performance, availability of funding and continued visa clearance (if applicable).

Application Instructions: Please send all application materials to

Columbia Data Science Institute & Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Post Doctoral Opening

Columbia University's Data Science Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seek a postdoctoral investigator interested in studying oceanic sub-mesoscale processes and the spatial heterogeneity of marine phytoplankton visible in satellite imagery. This cross-disciplinary research project will apply Bayesian machine learning techniques to satellite observations in order to infer unknown physical and ecosystem parameters, with the goal of improving understanding of submesoscale physics and biology. The position will be jointly supervised by Profs. Joaquim Goes (Biological Oceanography), Ryan Abernathey (Physical Oceanography), and Tony Jebara (Computer Science).

Application Instructions: For more information about this position, contact Joaquim Goes (, Ryan Abernathy ( and Tony Jebara (

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