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Growing the Field: NCI Fellowship Opportunities in Data Science

, by CBIIT Blog Post

The NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) posted to their Cancer Data Science Pulse blog on training opportunities at the NCI for data scientists. “Growing the Field—NCI Fellowship Opportunities in Data Science” describes different programs across the Institute, including the DCEG Data Science Research Group, and features a quote from Monjoy Saha, Ph.D., Research Fellow in the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch.

Artist's conception of how NCI fellowships help to grow data scientists. Shows drawing of two men and two women standing in separate flowerpots with a watering can overhead.

According to Jobs on the Rise, a recent LinkedIn report, 150 million technology-related jobs will be added across the globe over the next 5 years, including data science specialists, artificial intelligence (AI) practitioners, and engineers. And this red-hot job market isn’t likely to slow down. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that data science and analyst job opportunities will continue to grow at a rate of 22% in the coming years, well above average for other occupations.

Top demand for these specialized skills makes data science a highly competitive market. How can NCI help to grow the next crop of data scientists for the cancer research field? Perhaps one of the best opportunities for identifying, engaging, and retaining a talented workforce is through the fellowships offered by NCI.

Read more on the CBIIT blog site.