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We have an exciting postdoc opportunity at the Netsci Institute at
Northeastern, details below. Feel free to forward to interested parties.

dl

Postdoctoral Fellow - Network Science Institute, Northeastern University
Location: Boston, MA
Term: 2yr
Application deadline: Open until filled

Job Description
We are looking for a collaborative, enthusiastic, and curious social
scientist with expertise in social network theory and methodology to join
us for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Network Science Institute at
Northeastern University, Boston. The fellow will work in an
interdisciplinary team with David Lazer and Christoph Riedl at the Network
Science Institute to explore and test questions related to social network
processes in collaborative decision making leveraging the Volunteer Science
online laboratory to conduct large-scale experiments. Second, the fellow
will propose a research agenda that builds on these themes, with the
possibility of publication in social science journals. The fellow will gain
broad exposure to large scale experiments and work with complex network
datasets. Ideal candidates will have a PhD in social science (e.g.,
Management, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Sociology, Political
Science, Economics) with strong statistical and programming skills (e.g.,
familiarity with SQL, R, and Python or the equivalent). The position is
fixed-term for two years. Competitive compensation will be offered.

== Responsibilities ==
* Design and execute large-scale field experiments using the Volunteer
Science platform as well as other experimental settings
* Work with existing social network data to propose and answer hypotheses
related to team and organization functioning, dynamics and composition
* Conduct advanced data analyses and manage large, complex data sets
* Engage in regular communication and coordination with the project team
* Contribute substantially to publications in the research group, acting as
first author on some and as a secondary author on others

== Qualifications ==
* Completed PhD in social science, prior to joining
* Superior statistical, analytical and data management skills
  (R, SQL, Python or the equivalent)
* Background in experimental methods is preferred
* Expertise in social network analysis and related theories and
  versatility with managing relatively large datasets
* Capacity for and strong interest in producing publishable research papers
on social networks is a must
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

== To apply ==
Candidates should submit the following materials electronically to
Christoph Riedl ([log in to unmask]). *Email single PDF file that includes*
1. Statement of interest describing relevant background and skill
2. CV
3. The name and contact information for three references
   (one reference should be your doctoral advisor)
4. Letters of recommendation will only be solicited from finalists
5. Publications or other writing samples

David Lazer
*(pronounced as if it were Lazar)*
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information
Science
Northeastern University
Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks:
http://www.northeastern.edu/nulab/


PLEASE VOLUNTEER:  http://www.volunteerscience.com
Check out:  LazerLab.net

Virtual identities:
davidlazer.com
twitter.com/davidlazer
blogs.iq.harvard.edu/netgov/
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gMndACUAAAAJ&hl=en
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Lazer/

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