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Three postdoctoral positions in computational social science are available
with dual appointments at Northeastern and Harvard Universities, to work in
the lab of David Lazer.  Candidates will be expected to work on a
combination of their own research and collaborative projects within the
lab.  The collaborative projects are wide ranging, including experimental
data on interaction patterns and group performance, large scale,
society-spanning communication data, social media data, political
contribution data, and large corpora of unstructured political text.  Key
conceptual foci will range from understanding societal networks, to
collaboration in groups and organizations, to political communication and
collective action.  A wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds will be
considered (current/past disciplines represented in the lab include
computer science, communication, organizational behavior, psychology,
physics, design, economics and political science) but facility with
handling and analysis of large data sets, a taste for novelty, and an
interest in working collaboratively across disciplines a must.  Additional
skills of particular relevance include:  advanced statistics (especially
network related), and experience with experimental research.  Compensation
will be competitive.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of
reference to:  [log in to unmask] by September 15 (sooner is better).  Questions
should be sent to David Lazer at [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
  Please label application materials with POSTDOC APPLICATION:  firstname

David Lazer

Professor of Political Science and Computer Science, Northeastern
Director, Northeastern Center for Computational Social Science (NECSS)
Director, Program on Networked Governance, Harvard Kennedy School

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