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I would like to draw your attention to the following.

Postdoctoral Position in Social Network Analysis using SIENA

The Center for Developmental Research, Örebro University, Sweden 
announces a 2-year postdoctoral research position. The position is 
funded by a EUROCORES grant to a consortium led by Tom Snyders for 
analyses of network-behavioral models performed with the SIENA software 
program http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/siena.html.

The datasets to be used involve adolescent friendship networks. The 
largest dataset is from a 5-wave study of all youths from ages 10 to 18 
in one community (N ≈ 3100 at each wave). The youths reported their 3 
most important peers (friends, romantic partners, or siblings) and their 
in-school and out-of-school peer groups. Also included are: problem 
behaviors such as delinquency and alcohol use; internalizing problems 
such as depression, shyness, and low self-esteem; many aspects of 
parent-youth relationships; personal characteristics such as 
psychopathic personality traits, impulsivity, fearlessness, anxiety, 
attention problems, hyperactivity; and more. Altogether, this 
longitudinal data set covers more than 4,500 individual items per 
subject. The successful candidate will have much freedom to develop his 
or her own research. In addition, he or she should be able to work 
together with others in the research group to conduct network analyses 
of different substantive issues. The working language at the Center 
(http://www.oru.se/templates/oruExtIntroPageLevel2____31149.aspx) is 
English, and there is much communication and cooperation among 
researchers. The working atmosphere is collegial and supportive. The 
salary is competitive: 32000 Swedish Crowns per month (3400 Euro or 
$4700 USD per month at current exchange rates). We can help with finding 
housing.

The successful candidate should have excellent data analytic skills, 
excellent writing skills, and knowledge and interest in the area of 
social network analysis.

Applicants may send a CV and a 2-3 page description of (1) data analytic 
skills, (2) research interests, and (3) prior research experience by 
February 1, 2008, to Håkan Stattin [log in to unmask] or Margaret 
Kerr [log in to unmask] They should also provide the names and 
contact information for three referees who know their work well.
Questions can be addressed to Stattin, Kerr, or William J. Burk 
http://www.oru.se/templates/oruExtNormal____29082.aspx, who has held a 
postdoctoral position with the EUROCORES-SIENA project in Örebro for the 
past 2.5 years.



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Tom A.B. Snijders
Professor of Statistics in the Social Sciences
University of Oxford

Professor of Statistics and Methodology
Department of Sociology
University of Groningen
http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/snijders/
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