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CDN Roundup

APRIL 2023


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Neuroscience Career Panel

Learn practical tips for cultivating a successful career in neuroscience from our distinguished guests: Michael Beyeler @ UCSB, Ariel Rokem @ the University of Washington, John Van Horn @ the University of Virginia, and Susan N. Wright @ NIDA. The free, virtual panel takes place on Tuesday, April 18 from 3PM - 4PM EDT / 12PM - 1PM PDT. Please share the panel with anyone who may be interested in attending.
ADSA CDN Neuroscience Career Panel
This is our last career panel before we break for the summer. During the next season, which kicks off in August, we'll cover topics like applying to data science graduate and undergraduate programs. We'll also feature panelists who will provide tips for teaching and mentoring junior researchers and students. In the meantime, you can watch our previous panels on our YouTube channel. Check out the ADSA Community Blog for summaries and key takeaways.

If you have an idea for a career panel, let us know by replying to this email.


Jamie Haddock
Jamie Haddock, Assistant Professor at Harvey Mudd College
Background: Jamie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Gonzaga University. She earned her PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Davis, under the guidance of Professor Jesús A. De Loera. After earning her PhD, Jamie was a CAM Assistant Professor and postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her postdoctoral mentor was Professor Deanna Needell.

Current Role: Jamie is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at Harvey Mudd College, where she teaches a variety of mathematics courses during the academic year and mentors a team of undergraduate research students. 

Jamie’s research focuses are in mathematical data science, optimization, and applied convex geometry. Areas in which she has been active recently include randomized numerical linear algebra, combinatorial methods for convex optimization, tensor decomposition for topic modeling, network consensus and ranking problems, and community detection on graphs and hypergraphs. Her research is supported by NSF DMS #2211318 “Tensor Models, Methods, and Medicine.”

Outside of work: Jamie loves spending time outdoors, including hiking and snowboarding with family. She also enjoys reading and playing and watching basketball. March was an exciting month for her. If you were following March Madness, you know why.

Connect with Jamie: Learn more about Jamie and how to get in touch by checking out
her profile in the CDN Member Directory which includes links to her website and social media profiles.

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  • 5 key takeaways from our oceanography career panel. (ADSA)
  • How to cold email for a PhD. (Nature)
  • Ecologist Matthias Rillig at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, created a YouTube channel dedicated to discussing life in academia, including topics like publishing, writing, reviewing, research strategy, and rejections and success. His advice is targeted toward doctoral students, postdocs, and early-career researchers. (@mrillig)
  • 5 tips for being an exceptional collaborator. (CNBC)
  • Tormentor mentors, and how to survive them. (Nature)
  • How faculty can help PhDs land nonacademic jobs. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • UC Berkeley data science alumni in industry. (25 min.; The Data Science Education Podcast)
  • Postdocs need people, especially each other. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • How companies decide which employees will be laid off. (~7 min. podcast; WSJ Your Money Briefing)
  • The impact of the pandemic on early-career researchers' career prospects, research practices, and scholarly communications. (Learned Publishing)
  • What does a data science ethicist do? (NCDS DataBytes)
  • Tips for acing that job interview. (19 min. podcast; NPR Life Kit)
  • Lessons in leadership: Say yes to the invitation. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • Virtual meeting etiquette: Best practices. (HubSpot)
  • Hybrid 2023 National Workshop on Data Science Education from June 20 - 23, 2023 (UC Berkeley). Application deadline is Apr 28.

  • The University of Oxford is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with a background in the social sciences and an interest in the topic of ethnic discrimination for the EQUALSTRENGTH project. Apply by Apr. 17.
  • Mozilla launched a Responsible AI Challenge. 10 individuals/teams will be selected to attend an in-person event in San Francisco with some of the brightest thinkers, technologists, ethicists and business leaders to help you get your idea off the ground and unlock a variety of technology resources. Apply by Apr 20.
  • The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites academic investigators, especially those who are new to the field of neurodegeneration, to apply for the Ben Barres Early Career Acceleration Awards. Awards are $1.2M in total costs over 4 years. Apply by Apr. 20.
  • The ACM PEARC23 Committee is accepting proposals for short papers, posters, and co-located events relating to the theme of Computing for the Common Good. Apply by Apr 21.
  • UC Berkeley is hosting a free National Workshop on Data Science Education from Jun. 20-23. Apply by Apr. 28 to attend.
  • George Mason University is seeking to fill multiple, open rank tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Statistics. Apply by Apr. 30 for full consideration.
  • The ACM PEARC23 student program is accepting applications from students in research computing and data science to attend their 6-day professional development program starting on Jul. 22. Apply by May 1.
  • The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) is accepting applications for the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program. DATA Scholars are experienced data and computer scientists and engineers looking to tackle challenging biomedical data problems with the potential for substantial public health impact. Apply by May 15.
  • The Simons Foundation invites applications for the Pivot Fellowship program which will support researchers who have a strong track record of success and achievement in their current field, and a deep interest, curiosity and drive to make contributions to a new discipline. Fellows and mentors must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, data science, or computer science — and all sub-disciplines therein — and be faculty at an academic institution or hold an equivalent position. Apply by May 15.
  • The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher within the Kinship Inequalities Research Group led by Diego Alburez-Gutierrez. Apply by May 15.
  • The deadline to submit full papers to the Vianna Yearbook of Population Research for the special issue on "Population and Climate Change: The Defining Relationship of the 21st Century" has been extended to May 31
  • Pandora is seeking a data scientist for their Oakland, CA, office to work on a team designing, building, and testing the next innovations that will delight millions of listeners. 
  • Northeastern University is seeking a data analyst to support the survey research team at their main campus in Boston, MA. The university is also seeking a Sr. data scientist for the Institute of Experiential AI at either their Boston, MA, or Portland, ME, campuses.
  • Duolingo is seeking a learning scientist for music with a background in music education, music theory, educational psychology, learning sciences, cognitive science, or a related field. Must be located in or willing to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Grammarly is seeking a Sr. data scientist for a remote-first hybrid role in the US or Canada (all teams meet 2-4 weeks every quarter in their office in San Francisco, Kyiv, NYC, Vancouver, Berlin, or Kraków).
  • The Chan Zuckerberg Imaging Institute is seeking an experienced Data Scientist, Computation & Data Processing and Data Scientist, Continuous Tomography Algorithms to support the implementation of existing and novel software and algorithms for research and technology development in cryo electron tomography (Cryo-ET). These are hybrid roles based in their office in Redwood City, CA. Check out more open positions here.
  • Data & Society is looking for a researcher with technical expertise in assessing the performance and impacts of algorithmic systems, and a senior researcher/project director to oversee the strategy and coordination of this high-impact, experimental research agenda. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The office is located in NYC.
  • Bloomberg is seeking a senior machine learning engineer for their Data Automation team based in NYC.
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Research Associate to join the Geology & Geophysics Department. An extended stay of three months at Brown University (Providence, RI, USA) will be required within the first 6 months of the position. Check WHOI's job listings for other positions that you may be interested in.
  • Runway is seeking a Research Team Lead to lead a group of Runway's Applied ML Research team. The position is remote. Check Runway's job listings for more open positions.
  • OverDrive is hiring a hybrid data analyst for their office in Cleveland, OH.

See more jobs and events on ADSA's website.


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