***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Colleagues, Please see and share the Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity available at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Established in 1998, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) provides the Department of Defense's core intellectual, technical, and operational support expertise for countering threats posed by weapons of mass destruction (Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) and high-yield explosives. The Postdoctoral positions are offered through Penn State University (PSU). More information about the DTRA-PSU Postdoctoral Fellow Program can be found here: http://ist.psu.edu/research/news/announcement-post-doctoral-research-fellowship-program-1 Nuclear Weapons Effects Postdoctoral Scholar: https://psu.jobs/job/64230 The position will support research activities to improve methods for understanding nuclear weapons effects consequence of execution. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computational sociology, computational social science, or a related field. Skills required include computational modeling and simulation (agent-based modeling, social network analysis, Monte Carlo methods, uncertainty quantification, etc.) and proficiency in HPC computer programming as well as a deep understanding of social sciences. Emphasis on human behavior during crisis and disaster scenarios is beneficial. Candidates should have an interdisciplinary background and be willing and flexible at learning and reviewing concepts beyond their specialty. This is not a bench research position within a lab, but is focused on support of basic research and program management. The following are emphasized: (1) depth of analytic thinking to identify critical research needs and opportunities; and, (2) follow-up management of investments in basic research grants to foster success of the portfolio. The successful candidate will help implement new ideas into development of research topics, review proposals and scientific progress, and support grant oversight. Program success is achieved by increasing innovative knowledge needed for reducing threats posed by nuclear weapons, and more generally WMD threats, followed by fostering transition of basic research to applied research and development. For a qualified candidate, this opportunity would provide the following: $83,664 annual salary $6,000 Domestic Travel allowance Reminder: applicants must be a U.S. citizen, capable of obtaining a security clearance at the Secret level. Postdoctoral scholars will spend one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years, working at DTRA (Fort Belvior, VA) as employees of The Pennsylvania State University. Established in 1998, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) provides the Department of Defense's core intellectual, technical, and operational support expertise for countering threats posed by weapons of mass destruction (Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) and high-yield explosives. As both a defense agency and a combat support agency, DTRA has a mission that spans: -Nonproliferation (cooperative reduction and elimination of WMD, associated delivery systems, materials, and infrastructure at their source) - Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reductions and Arms Control Treaty Monitoring and Verification - Counterproliferation (deterring and defeating WMD threats) - WMD detection, tracking, and interdiction; WMD agent defeat; hardened target defeat; and protection of people, systems, and infrastructure against WMD effects -Consequence Management (Responding to WMD usage and mitigating the effects) - WMD effects prediction; Reachback support to decision makers and first responders; and advisory teams -Countering WMD Planning Support - Support to DoD and joint CWMD policy; strategy, and doctrine development; expertise and support for DoD-wide CWMD planning; exercise support -Support to a Safe, Secure and Effective U.S. Nuclear Deterrent - nuclear weapons accountability; nuclear weapons safety and security; inspections of nuclear capable units; and related training More information about DTRA can be found here: http://www.dtra.mil/About/ _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.