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The NETWISE project (www.netwise.gatech.edu) is accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. The primary research focus will be on an NSF funded grant to study the social and professional networks of academic scientists in the United States, with a special emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities. The research will involve collection, integration and analysis of longitudinal survey data, bibliometric data, and qualitative interview-based data. Opportunities to engage in other projects, including those using social network analysis for R&D program evaluation are also possible.
The NETWISE research team is distributed across Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The team postdoctoral scholar will interact with researchers at all three institutions although be based at Georgia Tech. This individual will work closely with the team PI’s, as well as with doctoral students. The postdoctoral scholar is expected to have strong quantitative research skills, and good communication and team work skills. This is a dynamic team that hopes to hire a postdoctoral scholar that can interact productively and creatively with the established team.
Disciplinary background is open, but we are looking for someone with interest and some expertise in all or some of the following areas: social network analysis, organization theory, science policy and studies of collaboration and interdisciplinarity, studies of women and underrepresented minorities in the science workforce, survey research, quantitative statistical analysis, and qualitative research methods. We are also especially interested in applicants with experience or interest in minority-serving institutions (e.g. HBCU’s, HSI’s)
The postdoc responsibilities will include:
• interacting and collaborating with team faculty and students;
• increasing expertise in the multidisciplinary literature base relevant to the project;
• developing and testing theory;
• teaching network analysis and visualization software, bibliometric analysis software, and other analytical tools;
• development of survey instrumentation and interview protocols;
• conducting semi-structured interviews;
• performing survey administration and managing data;
• writing, publishing, and presenting research;
• writing proposals.
The position is funded at $50K for 12 months, along with full benefits from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The position is for two years, with a preferable start date in the Fall of 2010. In addition, office space and computing equipment are provided, as well as travel support for presentation of research at professional conferences.
Applicants should submit the following to Dr. Julia Melkers at [log in to unmask]:
• A curriculum vitae
• Statement of overall research experience and interests
• Statement of interest and experience in the scientific workforce and underrepresented populations
• Description of statistical analytical skills
• Names, affiliation and email/telephone contact information for three references
• Writing sample (working paper or published work)
Dr. Julia Melkers
School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
685 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 30332
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