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CDN Roundup

November 2022
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Learn about three potential career paths into data science as a sociologist by registering to attend our upcoming Career Panel on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 3 PM - 4 PM ET / 12 PM - 1 PM PT. Our panelists include a statistician at SAMHSA, an assistant professor at UBC, and the CEO of Knowli. See our post on LinkedIn to learn more about the panelists.
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Diya Das, PhD
Background: Diya earned her Bachelor's in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and went on to earn her PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley from the lab of John Ngai, where she studied the olfactory epithelium, a tissue responsible for our sense of smell. She was a graduate and postdoctoral fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science.
Current Role: Diya's training as a graduate student and postdoc continues to inform her current role as a Sr. Informatics Analyst at Genentech, especially the process of collecting, managing, and standardizing data to increase its accessibility to different researchers. She is drawn to this work because she enjoys the logistics of data management, which includes thoughtful planning and partnering with different teams across the company as well as external collaborators. She enjoys her work so much that she is pursuing an MBA at the University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business to improve the effectiveness of her team’s activities.
Outside of work: Diya draws on her knowledge and experience to shape programming for ADSA’s Career Development Network as a member of the CDN Steering Committee. In addition to community building, Dr. Das enjoys cooking and collecting kitchen appliances. She likes to unwind by watching TV shows like NCIS and any and all home improvement series.
How to connect with Diya: Check out Diya's profile in the CDN Member Directory which shares links to her website and LinkedIn and Github profiles. One project she would like to invite others to contribute to is a Python-based script to parse transaction histories for commute reimbursements​​​​. Parsing tables in PDFs is her new nemesis.
Discover more members of the CDN by searching the CDN Member Directory. Add yourself to the directory by filling out this form.


  • Webinar about informal training opportunities for data scientists on Nov. 18 at 11 AM PT. (ADSA)
  • How to use your anxiety to your advantage. (BBC)
  • How to explain gaps in your resume. (The Way We Work podcast ~6 min.)
  • Could AI help you to write your next paper? (Nature)
  • 6 recommendations for using web tracking data. (@orioljbosch)
  • The hard work of influencing policy - researchers need a deep understanding of how policies are made and prepared to invest time and money into working with policymakers to shape policy. (Nature)
  • How to work with difficult people. (Curious Minds at Work Podcast ~53 min.)
  • Social media tips for finding jobs after a layoff. (Future Social)
  • Career traps or pathways - exploring the conundrum of contingent faculty jobs for academics seeking tenure-track positions. (Inside Higher Ed)
  • You just earned your doctoral degree. Now what? (Inside Higher Ed)
  • 10 simple rules to cultivate belonging in collaborative data science research teams. (PLOS Computational Biology)
  • What should I know before looking for work outside the US? (LinkedIn News)
  • 5 steps for creating a Google Scholar profile for your research group. (@BenBlaiszik)
  • How to get a job in computational social science. (video by Summer Institute in Computational Social Science ~55 min.)
  • Data Science Pedagogy. (Stats + Stories podcast ~26 min.)
  • Image XD, which is hosted by BIDS and ADSA, welcomes researchers who work with images as a primary source of data to apply to attend their inaugural event at the National Academy of Sciences Beckman Center on Mar. 16-17, 2023, in Irvine, CA. 
  • MIT welcomes applications for open rank (Jr. and Sr.) faculty positions in the IT department, which must be submitted by Dec. 15. Applicants must possess a PhD in Comp Sci, ML, Statistics, Engineering, Economics, Management Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or another relevant field. 
  • The US Census Bureau Innovation Lab is soliciting ideas on supply chain data and measurement until Dec. 2. Total cash prizes: $100K. 
  • Stanford University is looking to fill multiple faculty openings in Data Science at all levels and is also offering postdoc fellowships.
  • Meta is offering $1M in grants for social science proposals that focus on key integrity issues across social media platforms, particularly in the Global South. The deadline is Nov. 22. 
  • The Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI group in NYC at Microsoft is looking for 2023 research interns. Applications and cover letters are due by Dec. 1. 
  • Through Dec. 2, Code for Science & Society is accepting applications from open technologists who are working on projects related to community stewardship, co-ownership, co-design, or other paradigms that advance the building and transferring of power. Participants/teams will receive a $7K stipend to join an 8-month program running Jan. - Aug. 2023. 
  • DataKind is hiring data scientist consultants and administrative specialists.
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society is seeking proposals for projects that will advance DEI in the computing community.
  • The Python Software Foundation is hiring a Community Events Manager. The position is remote and offers a salary range of $65K - $80K. Applications are due by Nov. 30. 
  • The Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) invites research paper submissions for the annual conference in Davos Switzerland on Jun. 26-28, 2023. The submission deadline is Dec. 11. 
  • Catalyst Cooperative is hiring a Data Liberation Engineer who has experience with Python and Jupyter notebooks. 
  • Amyris, the maker of a high-throughput genetic engineering platform, is hiring a remote Data Scientist (level 3)
  • The University of Rhode Island is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology. First consideration will be given to applications received by Nov. 25, 2022. 
  • NYU's Center for Social Media and Politics is recruiting multiple postdocs. The annual salary range for the position is $72K - $76K. 
  • The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research is accepting applications from doctoral, master's, or advanced undergraduate students through Jan. 15, 2023, for their Population and Social Data Science Summer Incubator Program. 
  • George Washington University is hiring an Instructional Technologist with experience using tools like python, R, SAS, SPSS, and STATA for data analysis. Reach out to A James with questions or to be connected with the hiring manager.

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