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Stanford University is seeking to hire a full-time Data Scientist to join the Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) to work on its GeoMatch research portfolio. In partnership with governments, these projects study and implement an algorithm-based matching tool to connect refugees and immigrants to locations within a host country where they are most likely to thrive. This global research initiative combines high-quality academic research with elements of a social impact tech startup: product design, strategic partnerships, and advances in artificial intelligence.
About the Lab
The Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) at Stanford University evaluates and designs policies surrounding the integration of immigrants and refugees worldwide. By producing new evidence and translating it into creative solutions, we seek to improve the lives of these newcomers and strengthen the communities receiving them. We engage with community-based organizations as well as local, state, national, and international governmental agencies to test the effectiveness of current policies. We also design new policies, programs, and tools that ultimately affect millions of migrants, as well as the economic and social prosperity of the countries in which they live. Our talented team of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate and undergraduate students is creating an innovative research model that combines the quality and rigor of an academic unit with the efficiency and innovation of a civic-tech lab.
About the position
We are looking for a full-time Data Scientist to provide analytical expertise to the GeoMatch research program. Reporting to the Director of GeoMatch and working closely with the Faculty Co-Directors, the Data Scientist will be responsible for creating, managing, and updating datasets, assuring data and analysis meet rigorous replication standards, and exploring new and creative data collection and analytical methods. The Data Scientist will work closely with faculty and staff to develop research designs, conduct/interpret analyses, implement machine learning models and algorithms, as well as oversee the work of postdocs and graduate students. We are looking for candidates who have the ability, experience, and enthusiasm to be the data and statistical lead for the GeoMatch research program focused on experimental, quasi-experimental, and machine learning methods. To learn more about GeoMatch and IPL, visit our website: https://immigrationlab.org/geomatch
Experience working in a social science research setting and training in statistics, data science, machine learning, and causal inference is essential. Demonstrated experience designing and implementing experimental and quasi-experimental research designs is also highly valuable. A PhD or advanced degree in a relevant area (e.g., statistics, economics) is highly desired. Understanding and experience collecting, cleaning, and analyzing various forms of data (survey, administrative, Census) is important.
IPL is currently full-time remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic and plans to return to hybrid (on-campus and remote) working arrangements in the future, but we are open to full-time remote candidates based anywhere in the US for this role (must be available during PST business hours).
This is a 100% FTE, one-year, fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal.
The interview process may include a research design and data science task.
To be successful in this position you will bring:
We recognize that the job description may not exactly match your qualifications. If you think you may be a good fit, we encourage you to apply.
How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background and interest in IPL and the GeoMatch research program, examples of your data science experience working in highly collaborative environments, and your motivation for working in data science for social impact. Optional: We also welcome attachments showcasing work samples and portfolios of past projects.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job.
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