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Post-doctoralposition in networks and innovation
 
TheCenter for Network Science at the Central European University (CEU),
inBudapest, Hungary are advertising a one-year post-doctoral position in
networkscience of creative teams. We have a strong preference for
someone to start in Octoberof 2012 but will consider applications of
candidates who can only start at alater date. (Inability to start by
October 1 2012 should be clearly noted inthe application package.) 
 
Thecandidate is expected to have a PhD or have defended their
dissertation by thebeginning of the position. Successful applicant
should have a research agenda with afocus that includes personal
networks and innovation, and should possess strongskills in analyzing
large network datasets.  Experience in handling large datasets
andfamiliarity with a high-level programming language (e.g. MatLab, R,
C) is amust.  Experience in analyzing dynamicnetwork data is considered
as a plus. The candidate will have access to a largedataset on the
dynamics of collaboration networks in the history of recordedjazz,
spanning several decades, and including about a hundred
thousandmusicians, tens of thousands of recorded albums, and a wealth of
data onsuccess. 
 
Inaddition to academic research the candidate is encouraged to set up
awebsite/blog on creativity and networks, that targets non-academic
audience.  Finally, the candidate is expected to write grantapplications
together with relevant faculty.
 
Theapplication package should consist of a single PDF file with (1) an
applicationletter (not exceeding 1200 words), (2) CV, (3) the contact
information of fourreferences (including e-mail, phone number, mailing
address, and a shortdescription of relationship with the applicant), (4)
transcripts (unofficial isOK, official ones will have to be presented
before an offer is made), (5) copyof PhD diploma or letter from
supervisor describing the applicant’s progress ontheir dissertation and
(6) two writing samples (one can be co-authored). Applicationpackage
should highlight the candidate’s training and research relevant
tonetwork science.  Review of candidateswill begin mid to late June and
will be offered to the first suitablecandidate.  We accept applications
until theend of the 2012 calendar year if the position is not filled in
the meantime.  Applications (and inquiries about the job) canbe emailed
to [log in to unmask]
 
Theannual post-doctoral research stipend is €24,000 EUR (around $34,000
USD) andincludes a health insurance plan. Additionally, candidate will
be eligible for 1100 EUR travel grant perschool year and will have the
option to apply for the competitive CEU ResearchSupport Scheme (5000
EUR) in collaboration with faculty and students.  (Consider the
competitiveness of this packagegiven the tax-free nature of all of these
stipends and benefits and the low Hungariancost of living.)  CEU is a
privateinternational graduate school for the social sciences in
Budapest,Hungary.  English is the language ofinstruction and operation. 
The Center for Network Scienceis emerging as an international center of
excellence in network scienceresearch. 
 
CEU is an equal opportunity employer and especiallyencourages the
application of groups underrepresented in academia.  The position is
open to candidatesindependent of their nationality or citizenship. 
Selection process will be based strictly onacademic performance and the
needs of the Center for Network Studies.

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