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Post-Doctoral Position in Data Science 2020-21

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 14th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Mar 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Davis, and the UC Davis TETRAPODS Institute of Data Science (UCD4IDS) funded by the NSF HDR-TRIPODS grant, are soliciting applications for a UCD4IDS postdoctoral employee position starting July 1, 2020.

The Department and the Institute seek applicants who demonstrate promise and the capability of developing cutting edge computational, mathematical, and/or statistical methodology pertaining to modern areas of data science that involve large and complex data, as well as effective teaching skills. In particular, those candidates whose research interests are in the following three broad themes of the Institute are strongly encouraged to apply:

1) Fundamentals of machine learning directed toward biological and medical applications; 2) Optimization theory and algorithms for machine learning including numerical solvers for large-scale nontrivial learning problems; and 3) High-dimensional data analysis on graphs and networks.

Applicants are required to have completed their Ph.D. by the time of their appointment, but no earlier than July 1, 2017. The appointment may include teaching up to three courses per academic year, which will be negotiable. The appointment will be for up to two years, renewable after the first year upon demonstration of satisfactory performance in research and teaching (if applicable).

The position will remain open until filled, but to assure full consideration please submit a cover letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contribution to Diversity, curriculum vitae, 2-4 letters of reference, and transcripts (if PhD obtained during 2017 or later) by March 13, 2020.

Applications are submitted online through UC Recruit at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/analyst/recruitments/JPF03387/.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Job location

Davis CA

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://ucd4ids.ucdavis.edu/

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Transcripts if PhD 2017 or later

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 letters of reference required