The Data Science Institute (DSI) at Columbia University invites applications for the position of a Data Post-Doctoral Scientist. The post-doc will work on new methods for scalable and privacy-respecting digital identity systems. These systems will provide digital identities suitable for low-infrastructure environments, used to facilitate access to resources such as medical care, education and food assistance. These highly secure systems will provide unprecedented new levels of resistance to identity theft.
The candidate will evaluate existing digital identity proposals, identify gaps in capabilities, develop new components of identity systems, work with external stakeholders and experts in privacy and international development, and prototype digital identity components or systems.
Minimum degree required:
Candidates must have a doctorate degree in a discipline such as computer science or electrical engineering.
- Strong background in computer science or electrical engineering, e.g., in systems security, cryptography, biometrics, networks or operating systems.
- Strong analytical, computational, and quantitative skills.
- Demonstrated outreach skills, such as working with NGOs or standards bodies.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.