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Post-Doctoral Research Positions

  & Graduate Research Assistants 

in Social Network Research

 

The Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at the
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Department of
Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
invite applications for two post-doctoral research positions and five
graduate research assistantships to work on a large multi-university,
multi-national, multi-year effort funded in part by the US National Science
Foundation to understand the emergence of networks. In addition to advancing
the science of networks, a central goal of the effort is to develop
"Cyberservices" to map, nurture, and leverage large scale social networks
within distributed communities utilizing the next generation
"Cyberinfrastructure" as envisioned by the US National Science Foundation.

 

Qualifications 

For the post-doctoral and graduate research appointments, we invite US and
international applicants from a wide variety of disciplines with interest
and expertise in one or more of the following areas:  

 

*       Development and testing of social network theories 
*       Modeling of networks:  mathematical, statistical, computational
*       Visualization of networks
*       Data-mining algorithms to detect networks

 

Compensation

The post-doctoral research appointments will carry an annual stipend
commensurate with qualifications and experience but no less than $50,000, in
addition to standard benefits provided to employees of the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

 

The graduate research assistants will be enrolled in the graduate program in
the Department of Speech Communication and will receive stipends in
accordance with University and Department guidelines.

 

Application Procedures

Applicants for the post-doctoral research appointments must submit via hard
copy or email the following:  1) a curriculum vitae, including a list of
publications and prior research experience if applicable; 2) a 2-page
statement of research interest and experiences highlighting qualifications
and interest, and 3) names, affiliations, and contact information for three
references. 

 

Please send application materials as well as any inquiries to Professor
Noshir Contractor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 244 Lincoln
Hall, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana IL 61801, Email: [log in to unmask]

 

Applicants for the graduate research assistantships must meet all the
criteria for admission to the graduate (Master's or Doctoral) program of the
Department of Speech Communication. Please send application materials as
well as inquiries to Professor Dale Brashers, 244 Lincoln Hall, 702 South
Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-2683; E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

 

Review of applications will begin on March 15th 2005 and will continue until
the positions are filled. 

 

Professor Noshir <http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/nosh>  Contractor

Departments of Speech <http://www.spcomm.uiuc.edu/>  Communication,
Psychology <http://s.psych.uiuc.edu/> , Coordinated Science Laboratory
<http://www.csl.uiuc.edu/> 

Director, Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC), National Center for
Supercomputing <http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/>  Applications

244 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright Street, Urbana IL 61801

217-333-7780 (work/mobile) [log in to unmask],  www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/nosh


 

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