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Dear all,

We are currently looking for a postdoc or MSc holder with network 
science experience and a data science profile, ideally with some 
experience with graph databases and/or statistical modelling of networks.

The deadline is 6 January 2021. Details and the application form can be 
found here:  
or via .

The candidate will be supervised by me and a colleague from the School 
of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Essex for a duration 
of 33 months. The candidate will be affiliated with the Department of 
Government at the University of Essex. However, the place of work will 
be the headquarters of Preqin, a leading finance intelligence firm based 
in central London. Preqin will provide joint supervision.

The project is a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) and is funded 
jointly by Innovate UK and Preqin. Preqin maintains a large database of 
managers, firms, and deals in the alternative assets industry (primarily 
hedge funds). The data scientist we are recruiting will analyse this 
dataset using network science tools (exploratory and 
statistical/inferential network analysis) and related techniques.

Joint peer-reviewed publications with the academic supervisors are 
planned. This position is great for an academic who wants to gain some 
industry experience, possibly with a view to work in the private sector 
later, for somebody who already has industry experience, or for somebody 
who wants to stay in academia but would like to work on an interesting 
network science dataset.

We tried to recruit for this position earlier this year and have now 
raised the salary to £34,000-60,000 depending on experience.

Please email me with any questions you may have.

Best regards,


Philip Leifeld
Professor, Department of Government
University of Essex 

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