Michigan Data Science Fellows
Ann Arbor, MI
Job posting number: #7056821
Posted: April 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS) is seeking applications for its Michigan Data
Science Fellows (DS Fellows) Program. This program provides outstanding young
researchers with intensive data science experience as they ready themselves for independent
research and faculty positions.
As the major component of U-M’s Data Science Initiative, MIDAS is dedicated to building a
data science research community and external partnerships, advancing innovative and
responsible data science, and establishing a data science education pipeline. The DS Fellows
Program accepts young researchers who have a strong track record of research in their
respective fields and who plan to acquire additional skills in data science, broadly construed,
with a focus on either methodology or applications (including societal impact). While in the
program, Fellows will be expected to work at the boundaries between data science methods
and domain sciences in an intellectually vibrant environment, and build interdisciplinary
relationship with other Fellows and over 200 MIDAS affiliate faculty. They may also choose to
interact with data science students through mentoring. They are expected to be strong
candidates for university faculty and other research positions when they leave the program.
Fellows will be funded by MIDAS starting at $70,000 per year with benefits, and $10,000 per
year for research and conference travel expenses. The Fellows will be allocated office space
at MIDAS. Appointments will be for 24 months.
Eligibility: Applicants must be outstanding, intellectually curious researchers who will be ready
to pursue independent research positions after two years in the program. They should have a
doctorate in a related area before the expected start date of their fellowship. They should not
yet have a faculty position/offer. Collaboration experience and strong communication skills will
be viewed favorably. We actively seek and welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds,
experiences, and identities. Individuals already at U-M are eligible to apply if their proposed
project and faculty sponsors are different from their current ones.
Faculty Sponsors. Each Fellow must identify two MIDAS affiliate faculty as sponsors.
Preferably, one sponsor is from a methodological discipline and one is from an application
discipline. One of the sponsors should be identified as the primary sponsor.
For more detailed information and to apply, go to: https://midas.umich.edu/fellows/
Applications received by April 30, 2019 will be given fullest consideration. Applications
received after this date will be considered until all positions are filled. Notifications will start on
May 31. Start date may be between June 1, 2019 and Jan 1, 2020.
More information about MIDAS: midas.umich.edu. For questions, please contact midas-
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.