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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.
Postdoctoral Fellow - Network Science Institute, Northeastern UniversityLocation: Boston, MATerm: 2yrApplication deadline: Open until filledJob DescriptionWe 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 skill2. CV3. The name and contact information for three references (one reference should be your doctoral advisor)4. Letters of recommendation will only be solicited from finalists5. Publications or other writing samples
David Lazer (pronounced as if it were Lazar)
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science