Deadline Extended!

The NSF Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS) at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, is seeking applications for one or more Postdoctoral Fellow positions. This is an ideal position for candidates interested in interdisciplinary research under the supervision of at least two faculty members of IFDS, which brings together researchers at the interface of mathematics, statistics, theoretical computer science, and electrical engineering. A unique benefit is the rich set of collaborative opportunities available. IFDS at UW operates in partnership with groups at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the University of Chicago, and is supported by the NSF TRIPODS program. Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Appropriate travel funds will be provided.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in computer science, statistics, mathematics, engineering or a related field, with expertise in machine learning and data science. Desirable qualities include the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team, good communication skills, and a record of interdisciplinary collaborations.

Interested applicants should send a statement of research interests, CV, and a cover letter to the address, with the subject line “<applicant’s first and last name> Application”. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to this same address (directly from letter writers), with the subject line “<applicant’s first and last name> Letter”.

In their cover letter, applicants should make sure to indicate potential faculty mentors (primary and secondary) at UW IFDS (see here for UW core faculty that can serve as main mentors, and here for broader affiliate members).

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 30, 2024. The expected start date is in summer 2024, but earlier start dates will be considered. Selected candidates will be invited to short virtual (Zoom) interviews. For questions regarding the position, please contact the IFDS director Prof. Maryam Fazel at

The base salary range for this position will have a full-time monthly salary range of $5880 – $6580 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

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