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Dear Colleagues,

we are looking for an exceptional candidate to fill one open postdoctoral
position in data science, broadly defined, through the Intellectual Theme
Initiative “Just data” at Central European University. Please forward as
appropriate!

The research will be conducted with the research group directed by Prof.
Roberta Sinatra and Prof. Michael Szell, with unique opportunities for
collaborations with other excellent faculty at Central European University. The
group currently focuses on quantitative projects at the boundary of
computational social science and network science, including science of
science, social dynamics, urban sustainability, data visualization, and
fundamental questions in complex systems.

We welcome applicants with strong background in fields including
statistical physics, applied mathematics, machine learning, artificial
intelligence, social network analysis, complex systems, or other closely
related fields. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers
who are interested in asking bold, new questions with data. A stated
passion in data analysis is a must; excellent organizational and
interpersonal skills are essential. The applicant will conduct research
using large data sets, and be involved in the development of interactive
data visualization tools.

Requirements
- Excellent programing skills in Python or a similar language
- Experience handling large data sets
- Research experience in data science, broadly defined

Plus
- Experience with complex systems/networks modeling
- Experience with data bases
- Knowledge in web development (HTML, CSS, JS), esp. in state-of-the-art JS
libraries like React
- Experience in data visualization, for example using D3

Position details
Length:  12 months, full-time, with potential to be extended.
Salary:  2000 EUR/month (net, tax-free)
Location: CEU, Budapest, Hungary
Starting date:  no later than January 1st 2018
Link to call: www.robertasinatra.com/call2018postdoc
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Evaluation begins immediately.


HOW TO APPLY

Candidates must submit to Roberta Sinatra ([log in to unmask]) with subject
heading “Postdoc Application [your name]”, containing:
1) cover letter, describing your research, and your interest in and
qualifications for this position
2) curriculum vitae (including publications list)
3) a link to the candidate’s professional webpage (if applicable).
If the candidate is shortlisted after first evaluation, two or three
letters of recommendation must be emailed separately by the writers.


ABOUT CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY AND BUDAPEST

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate-level university where
faculty and students from more than 130 countries come to engage in
interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some
of society’s most vexing problems.

Being accredited in both the United States and Hungary, offering
English-language Master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the
humanities, and network science, CEU provides a thriving international
environment located in the heart of Central Europe – Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest is one of the fastest growing global cities in Europe. It is host
to major international organizations and establishments such as CEU which
provide generous working conditions with internationally competitive
salaries.


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*Roberta Sinatra*

Assistant Professor
Center for Network Science and Maths Department
Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)

Visiting Research Assistant Professor
Center for Complex Network Research
Northeastern University, Boston MA (USA)

External Faculty,
Complex Systems Hub, Vienna (Austria)

Homepage: www.robertasinatra.com
Follow me: @robysinatra

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