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The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) seek applications to fill up to two Postdoctoral Fellow positions in the social sciences, with a focus on urban inequality, the life course and social change, and new data sources on cities. Appointments would be joint at Harvard and Northeastern Universities.

We seek self-driven, creative thinkers with strong quantitative and interpersonal skills. For one position, the successful candidate will participate in the Boston Area Research Initiative’s efforts to translate modern digital data (e.g., administrative records, social media posts, sensor readings) into products that advance urban scholarship, theory, and social policy. Areas of activity will include, but will not be limited to: designing, executing, and managing the retrieval, documentation, and analysis of digital data from various sources, to be stored and published through BARI’s Boston Data Portal; proposing, pursuing, and disseminating results from original research projects utilizing those and complementary data; coordinating with research partners, including universities, public agencies, and private corporations; helping to manage and mentor students working with BARI, collaborating on papers and grants, and taking part in the intellectual community of scholars through workshops and conferences. Specific areas of research interest are flexible provided they focus on some aspect of urban science and policy.

More information on the positions, see: and

And for more information on BARI see:


David Lazer

Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University
Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks:
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