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The Collaborative Social Systems Lab at the Network Science Institute at
Northeastern University in Boston seeks to hire a post-doctoral fellow
with a background in organizational behavior, communication, psychology,
human-computer interaction, team science, or a related discipline. The
post-doctoral fellow will work with Brooke Foucault Welles and Christoph
Riedl on a funded research project studying the dynamics of
collaboration in face-to-face and virtual teams, starting July 2019.
The post-doctoral fellow will be in charge of (a) developing theories of
dynamic team-level processes in face-to-face groups with an emphasis on
reducing decision-making bias and increasing inclusion to improve team
performance (collective intelligence); (b) developing interventions in
the form of adaptive intelligent cognitive agents that interact with the
team to affect team processes, and (c) designing and executing virtual
and face-to-face group experiments and working with existing datasets to
explore how factors like group composition and communication enable
collective intelligence to emerge in groups.
This work will combine the candidate’s interests with our prior work on
dynamic teams research, including: studying human verbal and non-verbal
dynamics in face-to-face group meetings using a smart meeting room;
developing a suite of group experiment tasks on the Volunteer Science
platform to study information sharing and communication, including
virtual agents (bots) that can deliver interventions; and developing
systems for optimal experimental design that allow us to efficiently
test interventions, such as imposed network topologies.
An ideal candidate will have interests and skills blending social
network or organizational behavior theory with strong quantitative and
computational skills. The candidate must have a PhD in organizational
behavior, economics, HCI, information systems, cognitive psychology,
quantitative psychology, communication, computer science, or a related
discipline. The post-doctoral fellow would be supervised by Christoph
Riedl and Brooke Foucault Welles at the Network Science Institute (with
an appointment at D’Amore-McKim School of Business) at Northeastern
University in Boston, MA. The post-doc must start the position no later
than July 1st 2019 and attend an interdisciplinary Summer Innovation
Summit in the Boston area associated with the program funding the
position (transportation and accomodation for the Summit is provided).
The fellowship/position is for one year with strong intention to extend
for a second year.
Interested candidates should send a personal statement describing career
objectives, background and experience along with a CV as a single PDF
file to Christoph Riedl [log in to unmask] by Monday April 22. Please also
provide names and email addresses of at least two references. Review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position
Christoph Riedl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Information Systems, D'Amore-McKim School of
Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University
Faculty, Network Science Institute
Fellow, IQSS, Harvard University
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