PURPOSE
UNICEF and Bloomberg are looking for qualified candidates to fill the role of researcher-in-residence to work on a unique project involving data science to solve issues around children. Based in New York at UNICEF Headquarters, the researcher-in-residence will work along with UNICEF’s Data, Research and Policy and Innovation Unit teams, in collaboration with Bloomberg LP, for a period of 6-12 months.

The researcher-in-residence, supported by Bloomberg, will help leverage knowledge transfer and capacity building on Data Science at a global level while helping to design new data science methods or applying existing methods to help solve pressing problems that face large humanitarian/development organizations such as UNICEF.

Candidates interested in applying for this role can download and submit an application from http://www.bloomberg.com/company/d4gx/#unicef, where they can also find additional information on eligibility requirements. Deadline for applications is 21 August 2015.

Proposals will be evaluated by a joint board composed by UNICEF, Bloomberg and an expert advisory group on Data Science Research. The board will select a set of top candidates by 14 September 2015. These top candidates will be invited to present at the Data for Good Exchange taking place on 28 September 2015.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

The position is open to candidates who have a strong track record in data science research and impact generation, in particular in fields related to UNICEF’s areas of focus. Post-doctoral candidates from a quantitative scientific field, such as Computer

Science, Mathematics, and Physics, with preference given to researchers with more than 2 years post Ph.D.

HOW TO APPLY

By August 21st, candidates will download an application form from the bloomberg.com/d4gx website, and submit a completed form, their CV, a statement of purpose for their work with UNICEF and three (3) letters of recommendation. This should include a statement that you will be granted leave from institutional or departmental responsibilities for the duration of any periods of residency. Complete applications should be sent to dpinnovation@unicef.org with the subject line BLOOMBERG-UNICEF RESEARCHER IN RESIDENCE by the call deadline.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact: Manuel Garcia-Herranz (mgarciaherranz@unicef.org) and/or Natalia Adler (nadler@unicef.org) / Gideon Mann (gmann16@bloomberg.net).

 

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