NOW HIRING: Data Scientist I 

DISC is seeking to fill up a Data Scientist position at varying levels in broad areas of Data Science to include specific expertise in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science. Areas of focus include the mathematics and practice of machine learning; data engineering and management; topological data analysis; uncertainty quantification, computational statistics; statistical machine learning; computing with large data. Responsibilities of the Data Scientist I position are as follows. Design, organize, and carry out scientific research studies. Serve as the technical scientific consultant on a specific phase of a more complex scientific study. Make independent decisions as it relates to a specific scientific field and solve problems using standard principles, procedures, and techniques for their scientific area of expertise. Develop projects and plans to implement new scientific methods. Contribute original research published in peer-reviewed journals. Participate in securing grant funding from the government or other peer-reviewed sources independently. Participate in teaching, research, and mentoring including providing research guidance to graduate students, and less experienced scholars. Participate in developing new educational materials.

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NOW HIRING: Data Scientist III

DISC is seeking to fill a 2 year renewable staff scientist position at Data Scientist III level. Responsibilities of the Data Scientist III position are as follows. Work independently, but in close consultation and in cooperation with Senior Scientists, design and perform experiments. Develop, adapt, and implement new research techniques and protocols.  Analyzes, interprets, summarizes and compiles data. Perform routine and complex laboratory procedures. Collaborate on current/future grants through participation in grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations. Participate in contributing data to publications and presentations as co-author.  Participate in teaching, research, and mentoring including providing research guidance to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars.  We seek a background in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, or related field. Proficiency with R and Python programming, statistical analyses and use of next-generation sequencing tools. Experience analyzing large genomic and transcriptomic (bulk and single-cell) next-generation sequencing data. Experience leveraging data from publications and publicly available resources (GEO, TCGA, Ensemble, etc.).

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Apply for a 2023 DISC Student Internship:

The Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC) seeks to recruit several student interns for Spring 2023. During the semester the interns will be expected to work up to 10 hours per week.

 Students will assist faculty and staff on ongoing projects at the Center. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in other center related learning activities. Students will typically be assigned a faculty /staff mentor that they will assist. Exceptional juniors, seniors, and graduate students are encouraged to apply with:

1) a 1-page resume highlighting knowledge and skills in data science, mathematics, computer science, and statistics. Please specifically highlight prior programming/coding experience .

2) a brief (no more than 1-page) cover letter that addresses your interest in data science and how a DISC internship relates to your broader educational goals.

3) a copy of latest transcript.


November 28, 2022

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DISC Fellows:

DISC will be accepting new applications starting March 2022. 

Overview: Data sciences can enable transformative research in many disciplines. Tufts has invested strategically in establishing the Data Intensive Studies Center to catalyze the growth of data science and data science enabled scholarship and education. To engage Tufts faculty in the development and growth of DISC and to provide them an opportunity to grow their research interests in this domain DISC will appoint a number of faculty fellows. Salient points of such appointments are:
- Salary support for 10% of time.
- Fellows will generally be appointed in annual cohorts with renewals possible.
- Fellows will be expected to anchor new DISC initiatives and thrust areas and will work closely with the SEED grant and Study group programs as appropriate.- Fellows will have access to DISC resources including staff.

We encourage faculty to nominate colleagues and/or self-nominate with a current CV and a short description (less than 1 page) of what they hope will be accomplished using the fellowship. Please note that we will be communicating with the unit head (department chair) to ensure compatibility of the fellowship with current responsibilities and commitments. These nominations may be made at any time and will be considered as positions open up.

To submit your nomination or self-nominate, please email documents to DISC@tufts.edu.