New York, NY United States
Academic Careers Online

Research Scientist (Open Rank)

Columbia University, Data Science Institute

Job Title: Research Scientist (Open Rank)
Reference Code: Posting 1573, Job Requisition Number 000054
Job Location: New York , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Business: other
Mathematics & statistics
Application Closing Date: 12/29/2018
Date Posted: 2018-10-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Research Scientist (Open Rank)
Columbia University

Columbia University is a leader in the burgeoning field of data science, with depth drawing from foundational strengths in computer science, 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 300 affiliated faculty from 12 different schools 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.

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. To this end, we expect successful candidates to:

  • Conduct independent cutting-edge research in the foundations and/or application of data science or related fields, and/or be involved in interdisciplinary research through a collaboration between the Data Science Institute and the various schools at the University;
  • Identify and attract external funding to support their research agenda;
  • Reinforce Columbia’s Data Science Institute as an academic leader in data science.

We expect research scientists to establish and advocate for best practices in scientific reproducibility of all results, and to promote the ethical use of data.

Job Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D.

Candidates for Associate Research Scientist are strongly encouraged, but not required to have postdoctoral experience.

Candidates for Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist must have a strong record of attracting grant support and supervising graduate research students and/or post-docs.

Additionally, all candidates are expected to have:

  • A record of outstanding research, commensurate with years of professional experience, as evidenced by publications, grants, software outputs, and other scholarly measures of impact;
  • A record of successful research collaborations;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills for reaching audiences both in and out of one’s own field;
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and the willingness to work with multiple researchers, technical staff, post-docs, and doctoral students;
  • Strong analytical, computational, and quantitative abilities.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Please apply at

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Columbia University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Brendan Feifer as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Brendan Feifer
Please apply online


Send your resume for this job...

Description of and other job listings for Columbia University, Data Science Institute

Tell a Friend About This Job
Enter your friend's email address...

Send this page to:

tweet this job share on facebook share on Google+ share on Linkedin WhatsApp

Academic Careers Online Applicants: Search Jobs - Submit Resume
Employers: Search Resumes - Submit Jobs
Legal - Contact Info - Links - FAQ

Academic Careers Online &
485 Devon Park Dr., Suite 116, Wayne, PA 19087, USA
Phone USA (610) 964-9200

This job search site: Academic Careers Online © 1999- All Rights Reserved.

This Internet Commerce Software by Aufrance Associates, © 1995-2019