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Postdoctoral

Postdoctoral Scholar

The University of Chicago is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar focused on internet performance and measurement to work closely with Professor Nick Feamster

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar focused on Internet performance and measurement to work closely with Nick Feamster, Neubauer Professor of Computer Science and Faculty Director of Research at the UChicago Data Science Institute. The Internet Equity Initiative is a major interdisciplinary research initiative, funded by Data.org, focused on addressing the issue of Internet access by using large-scale Internet measurement and data science to help communities and stakeholders to better assess the quality and accessibility of broadband Internet access.

If interested, please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to Professor Feamster at feamster @ uchicago.edu.

Graduate & Undergraduate

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Staff

Director

The Director will work closely with the DSI Executive Director, faculty directors and Director of Research Programs & Strategy to lead the Internet Equity Initiative within DSI.

The Internet Equity Initiative (IEI) at the University of Chicago is a new interdisciplinary research Initiative at the Data Science Institute (DSI). The IEI brings together the expertise of multiple disciplines (computer science, social science, healthcare, education, public policy) to develop technical and policy solutions to Internet and data equity challenges at a global scale. It draws on the intellectual and entrepreneurial spirit of top universities, industry, and nonprofits to bring breakthrough social and economic changes through groundbreaking research, scholarship, education, outreach, technology innovation, and training.

The IEI Director will work closely with the DSI Executive Director, faculty directors and Director of Research Programs & Strategy to lead this new Initiative within DSI. The IEI Director will build relationships with agencies and organizations working in the sector. This includes high-level partnership building, research project development and management, financial and grant management, and program and donor development. The position requires strong experience working in strategic research development, fundraising, and technical project management. The initiative seeks a highly dynamic and analytical individual who can build relationships and excel in a diverse set of responsibilities from working with partners to developing and implementing research strategy to translating academic research into policy recommendations and implementation.

Community Project Manager

The Community Project Manager, in collaboration with the faculty project leads, will be responsible for supporting integration of research and community collaboration tasks.

The Community Project Manager, in collaboration with the faculty project leads, will be responsible for supporting successful execution of the Internet Equity Initiative’s objectives, particularly in the area of integrating research and community collaboration tasks. The Internet Equity Project is a major interdisciplinary research initiative effort focused on assessing the quality and accessibility of existing broadband infrastructure, piloting alternative broadband provision solutions, and examining the emergence of new governance arrangements to build broadband equity. The Project Manager will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and staff at The Crown Family School, the Computer Science Department, and the Data Science Institute (DSI) with primary responsibility for developing and maintaining relationships with City and neighborhood-based collaborators, such as community-based organizations, civic groups, and other neighborhood stakeholders. Additionally, the Project Manager will work collaboratively with the project team to address areas of shared concern and responsibility.

Techical Support, EngAGE & Internet Equity Initiative

This individual will be a member of the Field Data Collection Team and will lead all study activities related to the technology aspects of the EngAGE community trial in collaboration with the Internet Equity Initiative.

The DSI seeks individuals passionate about community health and supporting healthy aging to provide technical support activities related to scientific research projects. This person will join the EngAGE Community Randomized Trial team testing the impact of EngAGE among multi-morbid, minority, homebound older adults, and their care partners. EngAGE is a technology-based intervention to support mobility and social engagement among community-dwelling older adults and their care partners. The overall mission of this study is to reduce health disparities among older adults. This role will work with the DSI Internet Equity Initiative to interpret findings.

This individual will be a member of the Field Data Collection Team and will lead all study activities related to the technology aspects of the project. The Technical Support individual will order and pre-program all Amazon Alexa ECHO Shows and Fire Tablets and will order and pre-program all wrist accelerometry devices. The Technical Support individual will also order and pre-program the Internet connectivity monitors. The Technical Support will then work closely with the Senior Project Manager and Research Assistant to conduct in-home device set-up, accelerometry administration and retrieval visits, deploying and retrieving the internet connectivity monitors, setting up any necessary internet hotspots, and technology support visits alongside the Senior Project Manager’s and Research Assistant’s data collection visits for staff safety and support. The Technical Support person will also answer the 1-800 technology support hotline during normal business hours and will conduct bimonthly check-in calls during the run-in phase to assess any technology needs.