Opportunities

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Faculty Opportunities

The latest data science postings for faculty.

Associate Provost of the Division of Data Science & Information & Dean of the School of Information

The University of California, Berkeley, invites nominations, inquiries, and applications for the inaugural position of Associate Provost of the Division of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.

Data science is rapidly transforming society and the academy. In response, Berkeley has established programs in data science that span the campus, and is now looking for an Associate Provost to lead these efforts and to ensure that Berkeley’s engagement with data science reflects our values of excellence and inclusion and enhances our mission of serving the public through the creation and sharing of knowledge. As an institutional vehicle for moving forward in data science, Berkeley has created a new division, provisionally entitled the Division of Data Science and Information, which will be built on the disciplines of computation and statistics, their application across fields, and the exploration of their human, social, political, artistic, and scientific implications.

Learn more.

Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI) Faculty Positions

HSDI at UC San Diego is seeking applicants for the following faculty positions:

  • Data Sciences in Biomedical Engineering (with Bioengineering, Cellular and Molecular Medicine)
  • Algorithmic Approaches to Socially Innovative Product Architectures and Business Models (with CSE and Rady School of Management)
  • Communications and Data Science/AI (with Communications, IPE)
  • Engineering Neurosciencs in Sensors, Devices and Imaging (with Electrical and Computer Engineering and Neurosciences)
Application review begins January 17, 2019. Learn more.

Student Opportunities

Internships, job postings, competitions, and recruiting events available for data science students.

Join the Division of Data Sciences Discovery Research Program

The Discovery Research program provides opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research within the Berkeley Data Science ecosystem with one of our many partner organizations - research institutions, academic departments, non-profits, start-ups, and more. Leverage your skills in data analysis and interdisciplinary domain knowledge to contribute to cutting-edge research alongside experts in those fields. Deadline for priority consideration: Wednesday, January 9th, 2019. Learn more.

Mark Twain Project: Graduate Research Assistants

The Mark Twain Project, housed in The Bancroft Library, has two open positions for a Graduate Research Assistant, each at 19.5 hours a week, with the possibility of full-time work in the summer months. The Project is housed within Mark Twain's extensive private papers, which came to Berkeley in 1949. It has been producing critical scholarly editions of everything Mark Twain wrote for almost four decades. The GRA positions would immerse you in the editorial process and some of the work (from photocopying to catalog entry) supporting that process. Learn more

DOE Geothermal Design Challenge: Data Visualization

Applications are open for the 2019 Geothermal Design ChallengeStudent teams will research datasets, interpret information and create a data visualization portfolio that tells a compelling story about the search for clean, renewable geothermal energy. Learn more

Berkeley Center for Health Technology / BCHT: Student assistant needed, Spring 2019

The Berkeley Center for Health Technology(link is external) (BCHT) promotes the efficiency and effectiveness of health care through research and education on insurance coverage, payment reform, and the appropriate use of medical technologies. BCHT is seeking a research assistant to work on a data storage system conversion moving data from UC Berkeley to Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as a variety of initiatives in statistical modeling and data engineering/infrastructure. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated undergraduate student to gain experience in data science with a prestigious research institute working in timely issues around payment reform and public health policy.

Time commitment: Flexible, in general the assistant will work ~10 hours/wk, for Spring semester 2019.

Start Date: 1/22/2019

Qualifications: Ideal candidates are seeking an undergraduate degree in Public Health, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field, and have skills in computer systems administration and data conversions including preferred experience with AWS. Required competencies in Stata or R. Preferred competency in SQL is also desired to clean and prepare data for analysis, run econometric models, and create tables/figures. An ability to follow both detailed and open-ended instructions while working independently are also a must.

This position accepts those with and without work-study awards. Please email sienne@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) with any additional questions.

Please submit a resume and answers to the following questions in your application materials to Christopher Whaley, cwhaley@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail):

  • Briefly describe your expertise/experience so far in computing
  • Briefly describe your expertise/experience so far in Data Science
  • What are you passionate about and why? Why would you want to work as a Public Health Data Scientist? 

Microsoft: Looking for Artificial Intelligence Development Accelerator Program Candidates

Located at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD), the Microsoft Artificial Intelligence Development Accelerator Program(link is external) (MAIDAP) is hiring graduates from BS, MS, and PhD programs. Over the course of two years, participants will partner closely with engineering teams across Microsoft to solve some of our most challenging problems. In addition, you will have mentors and access to numerous AI researchers and engineers across the company. After the program is complete, each participant will have the opportunity to work in one of our businesses in New England or another Microsoft location.

Now hiring 32 recent graduates with a PhD /MS/BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics or other relevant fields, for our 2019 Cohort.

Apply Online: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/509566/Full-Time-opportunities-for-students-recent-graduates-Microsoft-AI-Development-Acceleration-Program-Data-Scientist-Software-Engineer-Program-Manager(link is external)

Typical sequence: campus/phone screen, 0.5/1 day of onsite interviews

Data Science: AI breadth and depth; hands-on experience
Software Engineers: Awesome coding, AI knowledge/curiosity