NYU Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellows 2018

The Center for Data Science at New York University invites applications for positions as Moore-Sloan Data Science Fellows. These attractive independent research positions are a prominent feature of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU, a multi-institutional effort funded in part by a generous grant from the Moore and Sloan Foundations. Profiles of the nine current Data Science Fellows can be found at: https://cds.nyu.edu/mooresloan. “Graduating” fellows have an excellent placement record.

Data Science Fellows will be expected to work at the boundaries between the data-science methods and domain sciences. They are also encouraged to develop collaborations with partners at the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Washington. They will lead independent, original research programs with impact in one or more scientific domains (natural science or social science) and in one or more methodological domains (computer science, statistics, and applied mathematics).

We seek outstanding interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in the methods of data science and in a physical, life, or social science. The program recognizes that rapid advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are transforming all fields of discovery from data-poor to data-rich. A significant bottleneck to discovery is our ability to perform inference over heterogeneous, noisy, and often massive datasets. Successful candidates will bring a research agenda that can take advantage of the unique intellectual opportunities afforded by NYU, and will have experience in working with researchers across different fields.

Appointments will be for two years. Fellows will be offered competitive salary and benefits, with funds to support research and travel. There is flexibility about the start date. September 1, 2018 is the latest date envisaged, but earlier starts can be accommodated.

Fellowship applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests (no longer than 4 pages) to the following form: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cXPL2Yryi4FE4WV. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2018. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to ds-jobs-group@nyu.edu by this date. The statement of research interests should mention the names of one or more faculty members associated with the NYU Center for Data Science who would have substantial intellectual overlap with the applicant’s interests and likely program of research. More information about relevant faculty members can be found at https://cds.nyu.edu/our-people.

Any questions may be directed to MSDSE Program Manager Emily Mathis Corona at em3388@nyu.edu.