Data Science Fellows Program

This program is accepting applicants for the June 2022 cohort.

The University of Arizona Health Sciences in partnership with the Data Science Institute invite applications for its Data Science Fellows program. This program is for scientists at the Postdoc level. Fellows will participate in a dynamic environment to develop, exchange, and create data science expertise to solve cutting edge research problems in health and biomedical sciences.  Fellows will receive intensive training and mentorship focused on data science techniques as applicable to their research. Fellows must be open to collaborations and exchanging ideas, will come from a diverse range of backgrounds and domains.

Fellows will be expected to interact with each other, students, faculty and researchers affiliated with Data7 and to contribute to the vibrant UA data science community.  These interactions will take place as part of their co-location in the Data Science Learning Space located in BSRL and their joint training, mentorship, community building, and research activities.

Program Details

The program is expected to begin June 27, 2022 with new cohorts beginning each 6 months following.  Each cohort is supported for one year. Fellows are jointly funded with an academic home and will receive a 50% annual salary support (up to $30k).  Fellows are expected to spend some of their time in the BSRL Data Science Learning Space, working with other fellows, assisting on special projects, developing their data science and domain expertise, developing training material, and delivering workshops and webinars.  A significant part of training material development will be done in collaboration with and in accordance to The Carpentries (, provided by a unique Memorandum of Understanding created between The Carpentries and the University of Arizona.

The cohort will be 2-5 fellows and meet twice, weekly, on campus for 1.5 hr for formal lecture and lab time with additional informal meeting hours. 

Topics covered in this program include:

  • Project Management
  • Foundational computer science skills
  • FAIR and OPEN principles
  • Computational Resources
  • Communication and outreach techniques


Candidates should have a PhD or be on track to earn a PhD before they begin their tenure as DS Fellows, and have a supporting home research group at the University of Arizona (this is a co-support opportunity) that will provide 50% of the fellow’s salary and benefits during the year commitment. 4th year graduate students will be considered. Successful candidates will have a project or paper either completed on in the works that will benefit from OPEN science principles and data science techniques. Candidates are expected to have a health sciences focus, a strong desire for interdisciplinary collaborative work, a willingness to help others, and want to develop the data science support community on campus. 

Application Procedure

Fill out this Google form: and direct any lingering questions or clarifications to Holly Ellingson at
Applicants will be notified of their status by June 6, 2022