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Dear colleagues,

The Chair of Social Networks at ETH Zurich is offering two research positions studying "Social Networks through Time": A PhD student position, funded for three years, and a Postdoc position, funded for two years. Please feel free to share these job postings with potential candidates. The application deadline is October 15, 2016. The preferred starting date is early 2017.

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The postdoctoral research project will investigate the dynamics of social networks from a multidisciplinary perspective. Details of the project will be developed with the successful candidate. It may involve the development and testing of social network theory, planning and conducting of network data collection, development and application of statistical methods and scientific software.

The PhD project will investigate the dynamics of social networks. It may involve development and discussion of social theory, planning and conducting of network data collection, development and application of statistical methods and development of scientific software. The project's research design should be elaborated by the student in the first year of the PhD program together with the research group. Students will receive training in multiple sub-disciplines of social networks research. Potential domains of substantive research include, but are not limited to, fundamental principles of network evolution, social influence, change and origins of group performance, communication dynamics, the emergence of (inter-)group conflict and segregation. The research project may also focus on the development of statistical models and software solutions for social network dynamics and their application to relevant research questions in the social sciences.

We offer an inspiring research environment at one of the world's top universities and close collaboration in a small, young research team that is part of a leading international network of social networks researchers. The positions include generous research funding and a competitive salary.

For further information please contact Christoph Stadtfeld by email (no applications) and visit our website

Best regards,
Christoph Stadtfeld


ETH Zurich
Dr. Christoph Stadtfeld
Assistant Professor
Chair of Social Networks
Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
Clausiusstrasse 50
8092 Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Phone +41 44 632 07 93
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