Career Development Network


Here you can learn all about ADSA's Career Development Network (CDN).

CDN’s Mission: To advance data science best practices in research and teaching by supporting the professional advancement and growth of developing data scientists. 

CDN Membership: Members are primarily early career data scientists employed by academic and non-academic institutions who participate in scholarly research (published and available to the public) and teaching, training, or outreach at a higher-education level. We also welcome mid- and late- career data scientists with an interest in collaborative research and professional development, as well as administrators who support the work of data scientists. Members typically have a graduate degree awarded or in progress, or equivalent work experience.

What's New?

📣 On February 23rd, ADSA and the US-RSE joined forces to offer you a panel discussion with career data scientists and research software engineers in academia to learn more about these career options. Check out the Early Career Panel page for more details and a link to the recording!

CDN Activities:

  • CONNECTING: Building an interdisciplinary community of collaborative researchers and educators through regular communications and in-person meetings
  • SHARING: Promoting knowledge and skill sharing to enable members to stay up-to-date with rapid developments in methods, tools, software, and pedagogy and integrate new approaches into their research and teaching
  • MENTORING: Creating mentorship relationships between members to support career development
  • FUNDING: Assembling interdisciplinary teams of members to jointly pursue competitive funding for collaborative research, and connecting existing research teams to available funding opportunities
Learn more about our Seed Grant program!

Interested in becoming a CDN Member?

We are excited to welcome new members to the network. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us!

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