Opportunities

One of the DSI's mandate is to promote training opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. As these opportunities arise, they are posted below with a link to a secure application portal. Please do not contact us or Faculty members directly, we will only contact shortlisted candidates.

 

Junior Data Scientist

Description: The UBC Data Science Institute is seeking one junior data scientist to join our new research program in Electronic Health Record (EHR) analytics. This new and rapidly growing program is a collaboration with the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Provincial Health Services Authority, and BC Centre for Disease Control. As key member of this program, you will work across these health organizations to build cutting-edge data platforms and conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of data science, machine learning and public health. You will also work closely with a team of postdoctoral fellows and students. We offer an opportunity to apply your skills to benefit society and a flexible work environment with excellent benefits.

Apply here: UBC Staff Careers

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Electronic Health Records (EHR) Analytics

Description: The UBC Data Science Institute is seeking at least two post-doctoral fellows to join our new program specializing in Electronic Health Record (EHR) analytics. This is a joint program with the British Columbia (BC) Provincial Health Services Authority, the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Department of Medicine at UBC. As key members of this program, you will work across these health organizations to build cutting-edge data platforms and conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of data science, machine learning and public health. Research topics of interest include, but not limited to, predictive modelling, longitudinal analysis, natural language processing, data visualization, and data privacy. You will also work closely with a team of postdoctoral fellows and students. If you are interested in teaching, there will be opportunities for you to contribute to course development in data science and health for graduate students in the Department of Medicine. Each post-doctoral position is guaranteed for one-year, with a second-year extension given satisfactory progress in the first year.

Stipend: $65,000 to $90,000 annually (inclusive of benefits; actual stipend will depend on experience).

Apply here: DSI Postdoc Application Portal

 

The Data Science Institute and UBC believes that equity and diversity are essential to research excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The UBC Data Science Institute is a Faculty of Science initiative designed to incubate and accelerate research, innovation and training in data-intensive science. Working across the university’s data science community and advanced computing teams, the DSI focuses on building interdisciplinary research teams tackling data-rich problems. Visit: dsi.ubc.ca/research to view some of the most recently funded projects. Even though the DSI works in various application domains such as manufacturing, the DSI has a strong record of conducting diverse health and biomedical projects. The new program on EHR analytics builds upon such a foundation and seeks to make direct, if not immediate, impact to public health and health services in British Columbia.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Machine Learning for Data-centric Manufacturing

The Programming Languages for AI (PLAI) Research Group is looking for a full-time post-doctoral fellow to work with Professor’s Frank Wood and Trevor Campbell on the Machine Learning for Data-centric Manufacturing project, led by the UBC Data Science Institute and the Composite Research Network. The position will be for 12 months, and may be extended by mutual agreement and funding availability. Salary will be negotiated with the fellow and will be commensurate with level of experience and subject to UBC regulations for postdoctoral stipend.

For details and to apply, visit: https://plai.cs.ubc.ca/2020/08/11/post-doctoral-fellowship-opportunity-machine-learning-for-data-centric-manufacturing/

 

Undergraduate & Graduate Training

No positions available at this time.