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He is searching for a postdoc for a very cool survey - tons of free-choice name generators,  linking to biomedical/social data in a surveillance system, a 1200 person sociocentric sample and 1000 egocentric sample, lots of other great stuff.  He's looking for a post-doc to join the team and supervise the data collection for the first panel. It would be a good chance for an interested network student with some background in survey design/management. An interesting aspect is that the team will
live in the bush in Senegal for 5-6 months and has to speak French.

Assistant Research Scientist/Survey Manager: Social Networks and Health in Rural Senegal

The George Washington University is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a post-doctoral research and survey management position for a methodologically groundbreaking NIH funded study of health and social networks in rural Senegal in collaboration with the Institut de Recherche pour le Development (IRD). The position will entail approximately 6 months fieldwork in Senegal starting in November or December 2013, with the remainder of the contract in residence at the IRD offices in Dakar and the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The research scientist will supervise data collection, assure quality control and supervise personnel and logistical operations for a large survey in collaboration with an interdisciplinary and international scientific team and the staff of the IRD. The researcher will also work collaboratively with project investigators to produce original research using the data collected.
Applicants should have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography or other related social science discipline having had training in survey design and data collection by the time of appointment. Fluency in French is a prerequisite; prior experience working in Africa is also desirable.

Applicants should apply through the George Washington University Human Resources Website in response to Posting Staff-002507 at
Applicants should also send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a research statement describing current research skills and experiences as well as their future research agenda to:

John Sandberg
George Washington University
School of Public Health and Health Services
Department of Global Health
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Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. The George Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The George Washington University subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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 
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