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We are seeking to fill two PhD positions in the department Computational
Social Science at GESIS in Cologne, Germany.
The GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is an
internationally active research and service institute belonging to the
Leibniz Association in Germany. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of
Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal States.
Our research offices in Cologne are offering 2 PhD positions in
Computational Social Science (TV-L 13, 75%, initially for 4 years)
in collaboration with the Web-Science and Web Technology (WeST)
Institute at University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
The department for Computational Social Science is looking for computer
scientists with experience in one or several of the following fields:
data mining and natural language processing
machine learning, classification & clustering
network analysis, and –algorithms
statistical modeling of user behavior
The candidate is expected to conduct cutting-edge applied research in
one or several of the following domains:
Social computation and computational social science
Social network analysis and social media
Web-Science and Web-related research
Data mining and knowledge discovery
The candidate should have completed (or should soon complete) a MSc in
Computer Science or a related discipline and have strong programming
skills. The ideal candidate has first experience in independently
designing and conducting research and publishing results in conferences
and journals. The open positions are intended to serve as a platform for
promising young researchers (i) to strengthen and develop their own
research profile and (ii) to conduct and publish highly competitive
GESIS offers an exciting environment for interdisciplinary and
competitive research on the intersection between computer- and social
sciences. GESIS is a research and service organization that provides a
research-driven infrastructure for the social sciences and closely
collaborates with computer science and social science departments at top
universities in Europe and Northern America. Strong candidates can
qualify for extensive allowances for research visits and collaborations
with partnering universities. Cologne is a culturally diverse and
vibrant city (the 4th largest city in Germany with about 1 Mio. people)
in the heart of Europe attracting young and creative people from all
over the world.
For more information and details, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr.
Markus Strohmaier at [log in to unmask] or
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GESIS guarantees that guidelines regarding employment laws for the
disabled and handicapped as well as laws and regulations governing
part-time employment will be observed. GESIS is an equal opportunity
employer and is certified by the European work & family audit.
We only process online applications. Please apply here until the
position is filled.
The job ID is:CSS-01
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