The Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (AMS), and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seek a postdoctoral fellow to work at the interface of data science and democracy. Information about the SNF Agora Institute can be found here https://snfagora.jhu.edu/
The position is intended for a mathematical scientist at an early stage of their career, and is ideal for someone who wishes to pursue an interdisciplinary academic position or a decision support position in the nonprofit or government sectors.
Jointly funded by AMS and SNF Agora, the fellowship begins July 1, 2021, and can be renewed for up to a total of two years. The postdoc will teach three courses in AMS over two years, will work on joint research projects in AMS and SNF Agora, and will have faculty mentors in both AMS and SNF Agora. The position carries an annual salary of $65,000.
A Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, operations research or related areas by the start of the appointment.
Strong programming skills - proficiency in one or more programming languages, familiarity with others.
Interest in the workings of democracy
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and written skills.
An important part of the application is the research statement which should not only outline your research interests and goals, but should also explain why this Postdoctoral Fellowship would be valuable for the candidate's interests and goals.
Consideration of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.
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