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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 lastname.

David Lazer

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

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