JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Data Science Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111471176
Date Posted: 12/02/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Data Science Fellow
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
R4 -- Transportation Economics
C9 -- Design of Experiments
J0 -- General
I1 -- Health
I3 -- Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
Keywords:
Causal inference
Applied microeconomics
Health economics
Labor economics
Public economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

At Allegheny County (PA) Department of Human Services, our mission is to improve the welfare of the County’s most vulnerable residents. We operate, influence, and fund over $1 billion of essential services annually, including treatment for mental health and addiction, homeless housing, and child protective services. Over the past 20 years, we have built a national reputation for being on the cutting edge of state and local governments using analytics and technology to deliver more effective and efficient public services.

We’re looking for economists with depth in applied microeconomics and causal inference to join our data science team for a fixed 2-year Data Science Fellowship. The program is a fixed 2-year commitment, after which candidates can leverage their research portfolio to apply for academic positions, remain at DHS on a full-time basis, or pursue other opportunities.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has a track record of applied research and/or industry experience in building machine learning or causal models to answer real-world problems.
• Has a desire to do end-to-end applied research on an early-stage team, from idea scoping and prioritization to analysis and insights delivery.
• Maintains a flexible approach to problem solving, prioritizing impact over technical complexity.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Application Instructions:
Candidates should apply at the application link.