Monday, June 8, 2015

Postdoc Position for Quality Control in Crowdsourcing

The Center for Data Science at NYU invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in statistical methodology relating to evaluating rater quality for a new research program in the application of crowdsourcing ratings of human speech production.

Duties and Responsibilities: This is a two-year postdoctoral position in the affiliated with the NYU Center for Data Science. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of researchers in several NYU Centers including PRIISM, MAGNET, the Stern School of Business, the NYU Medical School and the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to develop and test novel statistical and computational methods for evaluating rater quality in crowdsourced tasks. Responsibilities will include development, testing and implementation of statistical algorithms, as well as preparation of manuscripts for academic publication. Advanced knowledge of R is preferred. 

Position Qualifications: Candidates will ideally have a doctoral degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Computer Science, or a related field, as well as genuine interests and experiences in interdisciplinary research that integrates study of human speech, citizen science games and computational statistics. Candidates will ideally have expertise in the following areas: Bayesian statistics, numerical methods and techniques, psychometrics and/or knowledge of programming languages. Outstanding computing and communication skills are required.

Please send CV, letter of intent, and three reference letters to Daphna Harel  (daphna dot harel at nyu dot edu) by July 31, 2015.

The position is for 2 years (subject to good research progress). The successful candidate will be based at the NYU Center for Data Science, under the primary supervision of NYU faculty members Panos Ipeirotis and Daphna Harel, and will closely work with a multidisciplinary team including NYU faculty members Tara McAllister Byun, R. Luke DuBois, and Mario Svirsky. The position will preferably start by September 2015 (start date negotiable).