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Oxford is trying to hire a postdoc in Networks. See the details below.
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Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:29:45 +0000
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Subject: Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks
Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks
CABDyN Complexity Centre Grade 8 (£36,715 - £43,840 with discretionary
range to £47,905)
Fixed term post for two and a half years
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Research Fellow in Complex Networks
who will join the research team based at the CABDyN Complexity
Centre<http://www.cabdyn.ox.ac.uk/complexity_home.asp> at the University
of Oxford. Further information on CABDyN and the full further particulars
for the post are available here
The advertised post is funded through one of the Centre's new projects:
'ICTeCollective Project - Harnessing ICT-enabled Collective Social
Behaviour' is funded under the European Commission's Framework 7, Future
of Emerging Technologies Open Scheme. Since the project involves a
European collaboration with partner institutions in Finland, Italy,
Hungary and Poland, the postholder should anticipate making at least 2
European research visits per annum.
The successful candidate will be working with and analysing the
large-scale empirical datasets used in this project, developing novel
metrics to characterise network dynamics in large social systems, and
dynamic processes on complex networks. S/He will be expected to develop
agent-based or stochastic models for the adoption of innovations in
online social networks that can be compared with empirical data and to
contribute to the development of new models of social influence
processes. S/He will be expected to then integrate specific research
findings with the work of all project partners and co-author articles for
publication in leading peer-reviewed journals in different disciplines,
presenting research results at international workshops and conferences.
S/He will be expected to oversee the day to day management of the project
and contribute to the training and development needs of graduate
Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in an appropriate discipline
(e.g physical, mathematical, engineering, computer or analytic social
sciences) with postdoctoral training in complex systems and networks,
with a track record of serious interdisciplinary collaboration and
engagement. An appropriate track record of high-quality peer-reviewed
publications on complex systems and networks, good programming skills and
demonstrated practical experience of managing and working with
large-scale empirical data sets will be essential. Candidates will be
expected to have experience of giving research seminars on complex
systems and networks to an inter-disciplinary audience and the ability to
contribute to the organisation of seminar, workshops and conferences.
Track record of successful grant writing is desirable.
The Senior Research Fellow will be based at the Saïd Business School,
Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP, under the direction of Dr Felix
Reed-Tsochas (Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, Saïd
Business School). The post is funded for two and a half years, ideally
commencing 4 May 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter.
If no suitable applicant is forthcoming an appointment on the scale
£28,983 - £35,646 with discretionary range to £38,951 (with an
appropriate adjustment of duties) may be considered.
Applicants who would need a work visa if appointed to the post are asked
to note that under the UK's new point's based migration system they will
need to demonstrate that they have sufficient points.
To apply send a detailed covering letter indicating how you fulfil the
requirements of the post together with a detailed curriculum vitae and
the names and complete contact details (including email addresses if
possible) of two referees, to
[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or to the HR
Department at the Saïd Business School, Egrove Park, Kennington, Oxford
Previous applicants need not reapply.
This is an international recruitment round. Please note that letters of
application in the U.K. have to be much more detailed than in some other
countries. Applicants are encouraged to address in detail most, if not
all, of the points outlined in the selection criteria in their covering
The closing date for applications is 10:00 am (GMT) on Monday 15 March
2010. It is expected that interviews will be held in the week commencing
29 March 2010.
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