Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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MICHAEL HAMMER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP , Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) , to perform independent research in areas combining social science knowledge with technical analyses of complex social and technological systems. Areas of interest may include work on causal inference, machine learning, and algorithmic bias, with a focus on equity and/or race. Of particular interest are candidates whose research involves considerations of race and/or equity from a computational perspective and examines how AI and machine learning can help fix underlying biases and inequities, be it in healthcare, policing, housing, education, or social media. Specific duties will include engaging with Institute-level research and activities on equity and systemic racism and the role of big data and machine learning in enabling deep structural changes. This initiative, which is led by IDSS and involves MIT social scientists, systems engineers, data scientists, statisticians, and computer scientists along with several graduate students, already has research underway in healthcare equity and policing. Will perform independent research in areas combining social science knowledge with technical analyses of complex social and technological systems, organize and direct IDSS SES Ph.D. student poster sessions, assist faculty with research proposal writing, and publish own work in recognized journals.
Fellows are conferred the permanent title of " MIT IDSS Michael Hammer Postdoctoral Fellow ." Hammer fellows join a growing society of other Hammer postdoctoral researchers and student fellows, an endowed program of community-building, and intellectual enrichment activities.
REQUIRED : Ph.D. (expected or obtained) in statistics, engineering, computer science, operations research, economics, mathematics, or related field; strong analytical and written communication skills; ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment; and commitment to participating in IDSS activities. Job #19318
Questions about the fellowship may be sent to email@example.com.
In addition to applying online via the MIT HR website with a cover letter and CV, candidates must also submit the following documents in PDF format to AcademicJobsOnline (#18157): A research statement of up to three pages, with references (may include potential avenues of collaboration with IDSS faculty); and the names and addresses of three or more individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. At least one letter-writers hould be external to MIT. The letters must also be submitted directly by letter writers to AcademicJobsOnline .
Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 1, 2021.
This is a one-year appointment beginning on September 1, 2021, or a later mutually agreed upon date, with the possibility of renewal for a second year based upon satisfactory performance.
Internal Number: 19318
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