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November 17, 2021


Data Science News

Data Science Hub Office Hours Update: Join for Coding Meetup Tuesdays & Thursdays

We have an announcement about our drop-in consultation opportunities every week: going forward, Coding Meetup will happen on both Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Join us on Slack during those times to ask questions about tools you want to learn about, how to apply coding tools to your work, troubleshoot coding bugs, or anything else related to your data or code. We also welcome additional helpers at Coding Meetup, if you’d like to help answer questions that come up. To join Coding Meetup, join

Upcoming Trainings & Workshops

Fall Mini Workshop Series, The Data Science Hub
Dec. 8th, Interactive Data Visualization with Python
These are part of a series of half-day workshops held throughout the fall semester. Registration is open, and each workshop needs to be registered for separately. The full schedule is here.

Scientific Data Analysis at Scale (SciDAS) Cloud Computing Workshop
Dec. 6th, This will be a hands on workshop with discussion addressing questions such as: How are costs calculated and monitored? Where are workflows documented and maintained? Learn more and register here.

Upcoming Seminars & Events

SILO Seminar Series
Nov. 17th, 12:30 p.m., Averaging Connectomes: Beyond the Algorithmic Mean, Keith Levin
This semester there will be hybrid seminars, with both in-person and virtual (Zoom) participation.The number of in-person attendees will be limited to 20 people (we will possibly increase this number later in the semester). In person will be notified the Tuesday before each SILO.

Student Opportunities

Data Science Club Networking Workshop
Nov. 17, 6-7 p.m., Medical Sciences Center Room 1210
Join Beth Karabin from SuccessWorks for a workshop on networking! Attendees will discuss the benefits of networking, strategies for building a network, and staying in touch with a network.

New Course Announcement: Phylogenetic Comparative Methods (Botany 940)
Spring 2021, This is a seminar for 1 credit. Topics covered: methods for the analysis of continuous trait evolution and discrete trait evolution, phylogenetic signal, evolutionary trait correlation, diversification, and trait correlation with diversification rates. Tuesdays 2:30-3:20 in 158 Birge Hall. Instructors: Ken Sytsma, Cecile Ane, Ken Cameron

Professional Opportunities


On Campus

CHDR Data Scientist
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) and the Betthauser Neuroimaging lab seeks a dynamic and engaged Data Scientist II to support a federally funded multi-site project examining the impact of neighborhood disadvantage on brain health outcomes (The Neighborhoods Study: Contextual Disadvantage and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, R01 AG070883). This position specifically will facilitate research investigating relationships between neighborhood disadvantage and positron emission tomography imaging for beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles collected from several different sites across the United States. Learn more and apply here.

CHDR Health Research Analyst
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR) seeks a dynamic and engaged Data Manager/Analyst to support a federally funded multi-site project. The successful applicant will work with Center for Health Disparities Research team members to develop and implement processes to ensure data quality, organization, and use across a large collaborative infrastructure. The Data Manager/Analyst will perform or oversee quality control of multi-site data, and participate in integrating, harmonizing, and analyzing multi-modal data sets. Learn more and apply here.

Research Specialist- CDHR Residential History Team
This position will support the Center for Health Disparities Research program led by Dr. Amy Kind. The CHDR program focuses on understanding and eliminating health disparities and improving outcomes for vulnerable older adults and their caregivers. We conduct multidisciplinary projects in clinical/health systems interventions, medical and public records assessment, and claims data analysis. Learn more and apply here.

Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) Consultant, DoIT
The RCI group at the Division of Information Technology seeks a Consultant to support the data and computational workflows of researchers and research communities across the University. The Consultant will engage and consult with researchers on the full portfolio of RCI services and will serve as the operational lead of the Electronic Lab Notebook service. This person will be an important bridge between research cyberinfrastructure resources and researchers, helping researchers leverage and adopt appropriate services and create research workflows to meet their computing, data management, and data security requirements. Learn more and apply here.

Off Campus

Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Computer Science and Engineering, Washington State University
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University in Pullman, WA invites applications for multiple permanent full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science at the assistant/associate/full professor level. Although all areas of computer science will be considered, research emphasis will be on the following areas: artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), computer systems (e.g., operating and/or storage systems) and security, computer architecture with emphasis on emerging application workloads such as machine learning and edge AI. Learn more and apply ASAP.

Data Service Specialist, Rice University
The data services specialist leads Fondren Library’s services focused on research data, including the discovery, analysis, visualization, and management of data. The data services specialist conducts consultations, workshops, and other programming and develops data services that support Rice University’s teaching and research mission. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to collaboration, excellent communication and outreach skills, a keen enthusiasm for learning, outstanding problem-solving skills, and strong knowledge of statistics and data analysis methods. Learn more here.

Research Computing Program Manager, Columbia University
The Research Computing Program Manager will lead the activities of the Foundations for Research Computing program. The aim of the program is to train Columbia researchers in computational skills and overall computational literacy. As part of the Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship unit, the Program Manager will advance the program and special events for researchers in close cooperation with other colleagues in the Libraries, Columbia University Information Technology, and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research. Learn more and apply here.
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