The University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) are currently soliciting applications for outstanding data scientists to join a new, groundbreaking data science health innovation fellowship program. Fellows will be provided with 2 years of generous financial support to develop and execute innovative, data-driven research projects in areas of unmet patient needs. Fellows will have access to computer science, engineering, and statistics expertise and technology innovation at UC Berkeley; clinical expertise and data at UCSF; and pharmaceutical industry and translational expertise from Janssen Research & Development. Combining mentorship from all three organizations, large health and biological datasets, and their own data science expertise, Fellows will safely and respectfully conduct research projects with the potential to transform healthcare.
The initial application requires a cover letter, and a CV, to be uploaded as PDFs.
In your cover letter, please tell us what you’d like to get out of this program and what you would uniquely bring to it as a fellow.
(The first review date for this job is July 15th, 2020. Applications may be considered after this time if positions have not been filled.)
Application Review and Interviews: August, 2020
Fellowship recipients announced: September, 2020
Fellowship Dates: October, 2020 – October, 2022
Fellows will spend the first six months of the fellowship program developing feasible, innovative, high-impact, data science, and health-related translational research projects based on their interests and expertise, the availability of suitable mentors, and the availability of data and other resources. At the end of this period, Fellows will present their detailed research project proposals that will include a problem statement and a proposed approach that highlights the proposals’ innovation(s), feasibility, impact, required datasets and resources, potential pitfalls, and possible solutions to management team. Fellows, working with their academic and industry mentors, will then conduct the research projects they proposed.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
For more information about the program and the application process, please refer to the FAQ and submit any additional question below.