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Herbert and Florence Irving Cancer Research Data Scientists

Columbia University, Data Science Institute

Job Description

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.

Columbia University is a leader in the burgeoning field of data science, with depth drawing from foundational strengths in computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics and operations research, and the breadth of applications in every field of inquiry offered university-wide. Founded in 2012, Columbia’s Data Science Institute has 350 affiliated faculty from 18 different schools, colleges, and institutes across the University. The Institute provides research and educational opportunities in data science as applied to the biomedical sciences, the natural sciences, the social sciences, public policy, law, business, finance, media, engineering, the arts and humanities. The Institute boasts a robust industrial affiliates program with opportunities to collaborate with domestic, international and multinational organizations and strong ties with New York City’s economic development engine, including the dynamic and rapidly growing start-up community.

The Data Science Institute at Columbia University promotes “Data for Good” through its mission: to advance the state-of-the-art in data science; to transform all fields, professions, and sectors through the application of data science; and to ensure the responsible use of data to benefit society.

We expect successful candidates to:

  • Advance and apply data science in the context of cancer research;
  • Identify opportunities for and participate in long-term cancer related research collaborations between the Data Science Institute and the various schools at the University, the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics;
  • Contribute to and steward multi- and interdisciplinary data science research projects across the University;
  • Support the mission of the Institute on developing the interplay between data science and cancer research, through contributions to outreach and training.
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New York City
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