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Postdoctoral Scholar, Mapping & Mitigating the Urban Digital Divide

The University of Chicago is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar focused on internet performance and measurement to work closely with Nick Feamster, Neubauer Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Director of the Center for Data and Computing (CDAC). The Urban Digital Divide project is a major interdisciplinary research initiative, funded by Data.org, focused on addressing the issue of Internet access by using large-scale Internet measurement and data science to help communities and stakeholders to better assess the quality and accessibility of broadband Internet access.

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Community Project Manager, Mapping & Mitigating the Urban Digital Divide

The Community Project Manager, in collaboration with the faculty project leads, will be responsible for supporting successful execution of the Urban Digital Divide project’s objectives, particularly in the area of integrating research and community collaboration tasks. The Urban Digital Divide Project is a major interdisciplinary research effort focused on assessing the quality and accessibility of existing broadband infrastructure, piloting alternative broadband provision solutions, and examining the emergence of new governance arrangements to build broadband equity. The Community Project Manager will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and staff at The Crown Family School, the Computer Science Department, and the Center for Data and Computing (CDAC), with primary responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with City and neighborhood-based collaborators, such as community-based organizations, civic groups, and other neighborhood stakeholders. Additionally, the Community Project Manager will work collaboratively with the project team to address areas of shared concern and responsibility.

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Assistant Clinic Director, Data Science

The University of Chicago Data Science Initiative is looking for an outstanding candidate to contribute to the success of the Civic Data & Technology Clinic program. The Clinic is an experiential learning setting for data science students to engage real-world data science problems. The position is aimed at candidates whose passion lies in developing innovative solutions to real-world data science problems, and offers the opportunity to develop projects in partnership with social impact organizations, government, industry and research groups.

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Software Engineer, 11th Hour Project/Data Science

The UChicago and the Data Science Initiatives are looking for an outstanding candidate with expertise in software engineering, and, ideally, a demonstrated ability applying skills to solve problems at the intersection of data science and social and environmental sciences. This position will work on socially beneficial data science projects funded by The 11th Hour Project – real-world data science problems in multiple social impact domains, such as economic justice, sustainability, and climate change. The software engineer will work in collaboration with UChicago Data Science Initiatives, the Data Science program faculty, and The Schmidt Family Foundation 11th Hour Project to support the data capacity of 11th Hour Project’s grantees.

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Technical Project Manager, Urban Digital Divide Project

The University of Chicago Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) seeks a Technical Project Manager to work closely with the Mapping and Mitigating the Urban Digital Divide project team. The Urban Digital Divide project is a major interdisciplinary research initiative focused on addressing the issue of internet access by using data science to help communities and stakeholders to better assess the quality and accessibility of broadband. The Technical Project Manager will work with the project PI and team to drive the project forward, coordinate with external project partners, and ensure critical milestones are completed.

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Graduate Lab Coordinator, CDAC Summer Lab 2021

The Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) is seeking current UChicago graduate students from computer science and statistics to join the Data and Computing Summer Lab team as Graduate Lab Coordinators for the 2021 program. The Data & Computing Summer Lab is an immersive 10-week summer research program at the University of Chicago focused on broadening participation in data science among high school and undergraduate students. Broadening participation in data science and computing, especially among underrepresented groups, is essential not only for equalizing opportunities but envisioning – and creating – a future that is truly representative of the world around us. This program aims to reduce barriers to participating in computing by skill development, exposure to careers pathways, and mentorships.

Benefits of the position include a generous stipend, mentoring experience, networking within the UChicago data science ecosystem, and working as part of a team to broaden participation in data science and computer science. We anticipate the 2021 program will be virtual.

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