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Diabetes Design Initiative: Seeking Postdoctoral Candidate

The Center for Health Design ( Diabetes Design Initiative ( is looking for an innovative postdoctoral scholar to come change the world with us. We are working closely with leading industry partners, the UC San Diego Design Lab (, Qualcomm Institute ( and the School of Medicine ( Our mission is to empower people with diabetes, their providers and community through design and technology innovation.

We seek someone with experience in both data science and human computer interaction / design thinking. Experience in the healthcare domain and especially diabetes would be beneficial. The ideal candidate should have a PhD in CSE or allied fields with a strong computational background including familiarity with web development tools, Python/Jupypter notebooks and modern data science approaches. The successful candidate will also have experience in Human Centered Design, Lead-User Innovation, and a desire to apply computer and design science to people centered problems. They will also have a strong interest in collaborating with students and community members. A one year of fellowship is guaranteed with the potential for up to two years of additional funding. Other requirements include strong communication and writing skills and the ability to lead and manage projects with diverse stakeholders.

How do I apply?

Send your résumé or CV, a one-page essay, and the email addresses of three references to The essay should tell us how you can contribute to this specific project, what excites you, what impact you aspire to, and what you hope to accomplish.

When can I apply?

The current deadline for applications is _14 days from when posted, but the position will remain open until filled.

How much does the position pay?

The University classifies this as a Postdoctoral position. All recipients receive the same stipend of US $60,000/year.

When does the position start?

The starting date is immediate.

Will foreign applicants be considered?


UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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