Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fellowship ID:MIT-MIFODS [#10371]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Data Science
Computer Science
Appl Deadline:2017/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2017/11/01, finished 2018/06/03, listed until 2018/05/01)

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The new MIT Institute for Foundations of Data Science (MIFODS), funded by the National Science Foundation TRIPODS program, is announcing two competitive postdoctoral fellowships. MIFODS is an interdisciplinary entity across the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), and the Institute for Data Systems and Society (IDSS) at MIT. It provides a structured environment for exploring interdisciplinary research spanning Mathematics, Statistics, and Theoretical Computer Science. 

Qualified candidates will have interest in the aforementioned three areas, with expertise in at least one of them. Duties include performing independent, interdisciplinary research in collaboration with any of the MIFODS members, as well as leading activities within MIFODS. 

More information is available at This fellowship is a one-year appointment beginning on July 2018 or a later mutually agreed upon date, with the possibility of renewal for a second year based upon satisfactory performance.

Job requirements:
  • Ph.D. (expected or obtained) in Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Economics, Mathematics or a related field;
  • Strong analytical and written communication skills, 
  • Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment and 
  • Commitment to participating in MIFODS activities.
Applications will be considered on a continuing basis but candidates are encouraged to apply by December 1st, 2017.

To receive full consideration, applications must include.

  • a cover letter,

  • a CV,

  • a research statement of up to three pages (including references): candidates are encouraged to include potential avenues of collaboration with MIFODS faculty,

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation. At least one letter-writer should be external to MIT.

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
77 Massachusetts Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02139

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