Careers at DSI
The Institute’s postdoctoral and research scientists help anchor Columbia’s presence as a leader in data science research and applications and serve as resident experts in fostering collaborations with the world-class faculty across all schools at the University. They will also guide, plan, and execute data science research, applications, and technological innovations to address societal challenges and related University-wide initiatives.
Postdoctoral Research Scientists
The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Columbia University invites applications for the 2023 cohort of the DSI Post-Doctoral Fellows Program. This program is to produce next-generation leaders in data science. Fellows will carry out independent and novel research in an environment that fosters multi-disciplinary, collaborative research.
The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Columbia University invites applications for the position of a Data and Cancer Post-Doctoral Scientist. The recipient of this two-year research position will be embedded in a Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) cancer tumor board, an interdisciplinary board of clinicians reviewing plans of care for complex cancer tumor cases using state-of-the-art genomic, imaging analysis, and natural language processing where appropriate.
We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate for 1-2 years (2nd year contingent on continued funding) on a project examining exposure to racial violence against Black people via media and other related exposures (e.g., Black Lives Matter).
Ideal candidates may have doctoral training in a quantitative social and behavioral science (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, economics, communications, media studies) and/or in statistics or data science and will have an interest in data and social justice. In addition to the relevant social competencies and intellectual background and experience, candidates should have relevant quantitative skills (e.g., Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis; Stylometry; Topic Modeling; Time series modeling; Spine Functions, etc.).
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The Postdoctoral Research Scientist, powered by the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, will work on new methods for scalable and privacy-respecting digital identity systems. These systems will provide digital identities suitable for low-infrastructure environments, used to facilitate access to resources such as medical care, education and food assistance. These highly secure systems will provide unprecedented new levels of resistance to identity theft.
The researcher selected for this position will be co-mentored by Professor Henning Schulzrinne and will also have opportunities to work with other faculty mentors affiliated with DSI.
The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Columbia University invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Research Scientist focused on the application of machine learning applied to x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy techniques funded by a research collaboration between Columbia University’s Billinge Group and Toyota Research Institute.
The Natural Language Processing Group, which is within the Department of Computer Science and is part of the DSI, is a leader in the field of natural language processing, with expertise spanning language generation, text summarization, argumentation, spoken language processing and dialog systems.
Research Scientists and Scholars
The Data Science Institute of Columbia University invites applications for research scientists at all levels: Associate Research Scientist, Research Scientist, and Senior Research Scientist. This position is endowed and the holder will be named a Herbert and Florence Irving Cancer Research Data Scientist. A successful candidate will serve as a resident expert in data science whose research interests are specifically focused on advancing and applying data science to understanding cancer. The incumbent will foster collaborations with world-class faculty across Columbia’s schools, centers and institutes in order to guide, plan and execute data science research and technological innovation in cancer-related research.
The Data Science Institute invites applications for highly qualified researchers who have strong, distinctive research agendas or the potential to create them, and whose strengths complement our existing or emerging research in data science foundations and domain applications. We are open to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, but especially candidates with a strong technical background in areas such as artificial intelligence, causal reasoning, machine learning, natural language processing, optimization, security and privacy, and statistics. We envision a successful candidate to become the leader of a significant research initiative within the Institute.
The Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for faculty at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline or Senior Lecturer in Discipline with a focus on Data Science beginning in the 2023-24 academic year. Teaching responsibilities will center on courses in the Masters for Data Science program, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester.
Administrative and Technical Staff
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Director of Finance and Administration will oversee all financial management services and research administration services provided to Principal Investigators and Researchers within the Data Science Institute, and will be responsible for the Institute’s operating budget, quarterly forecasts, and year-end fiscal close processes.
This position provides oversight for the marketing and enrollment goals for the MS in Data Science program to ensure a high-quality, diverse student body that enhances the program’s reputation. The Associate Director represents Columbia Engineering and the Graduate School of Arts and Science and will provide strategic day-to-day support for students, including the development of the school’s academic affairs, special events, and building of data science educational offerings.
The Executive Assistant will provide executive-level managerial and comprehensive administrative support to the Institute Director and members of the Leadership Team. Working independently, the incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that the executives’ time is effectively allocated and that they have the information/materials needed to advance the priorities of the Institute.
Reporting to the Institute’s Assistant Director of Career Development and Alumni Services, the Student Affairs Officer will serve as an integral liaison to graduate students and alumni in the Data Science Institute. The Student Affairs Officer will also be expected to support the planning and administration of graduate student affairs operations, policies, procedures, and career development activities. The incumbent will serve as a member of the Data Science Institute’s staff for Academic Programs and assist the support of the Data Science graduate students, as well as the coordination of a number of Institute’s signature academic and career-related programs.
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