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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<> 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
  OX1 5NY.
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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