Data Science for Social Good Fellowship
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Develop and lead cutting-edge research on important problems
At Hopelab, we’re united by our passion for improving the health and well-being of teens and young adults. We’re tackling some gnarly challenges: from supporting young underserved moms, to boosting resilience in LGBTQ+ young people, to reducing loneliness in college students, and more. Our diverse staff of behavioral scientists, product developers, designers, public health specialists, and strategists work together to create a clear and measurable impact on the health of young people. We achieve these outcomes by creating tech solutions based on rigorous science, co-created with young people, and scaled through partnerships.
The Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is a new program designed to bridge data science and social innovation for youth health and well-being. The Fellow will be “in residence” at Hopelab for six months (with a possible six-month extension), where they will launch a new independent project / study focused on improving the health and well-being of teens and young adults in the US. During this time, the Fellow will be directly advised by the VP of Research and have access to input from our team of behavioral scientists, designers, and strategists, as well as their wider networks. The Fellow will also bring their skills in machine learning, data science, and AI to advise and enhance existing Hopelab research projects.
The Fellowship will begin in September 2020 and will run for six months, with a possibility of an extension for up to six additional months.
The Fellow’s primary focus will be an independent data science project focused on addressing an unmet health / well-being need of teens and young adults. This includes developing hypotheses and methods, executing the project, analyzing the findings, and sharing a write-up of key learnings (may include academic journal submission).
The Fellow will also use their data science expertise to support the broader work of Hopelab, including (a) twice monthly “office hours” consultation with current Hopelab research team and/or projects to advise on ways data science can enhance our work, and, (b) two organization-wide presentations: an introductory presentation on your background, areas of expertise, and data science project, and a concluding presentation on key learnings from your Project.
The Fellow will report to the VP of Research and will have regular check-ins.
- A $50,000 stipend for the six-month fellowship (disbursed at $8,333/month for 6 months)
- Dedicated time to explore and launch your independent data science Project
- Advising and support from our VP of Research as well as Hopelab team members (research, design, and strategy)
- Hands-on experience working with Hopelab’s Innovation Framework
- Access to our professional networks of leaders in the behavioral science, design, health care, and social innovation spaces
Qualifications and Requirements
- You are an early-career data scientist with a PhD in a relevant quantitative/computational field (including computer science and machine learning, statistics, math, physical sciences and engineering, social sciences, or public health and public policy)
- You have an exciting new idea for an independent data science project that will improve youth health and well-being
- You have experience developing, launching, and sharing the results of independent project(s)
- You can transform large and messy datasets into insights, effectively communicate your process and insights to technical and non-technical audiences, and demonstrate significant health impact
- You have the ability to advise non-experts on how to integrate data science into their work
- Finally, you are passionate and excited to learn and have impact! This means you do not need to have worked in youth health and/or innovation sectors before, but you should be passionate about the potential of data science to transform health and well-being outcomes for young people
How to Apply
We will be accepting applications for the fellowship through 7/10/2020. A complete application includes your CV/resume, answers to four application questions, and a brief video submission. Please see the next page for details.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Hopelab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. All inquiries are held in strict confidence.