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Postdoctoral Fellow in Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For best consideration apply by October 8, 2017. Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, a CV and names and email addresses for three professional references using this application portal. Ideal start date January 1, 2018 (negotiable)

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Informatics
Position Summary

The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (cnets.indiana.edu) at Indiana University has an open postdoctoral position to study how information spreads through complex online social networks. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2018 (negotiable). This is an annual renewable appointment for up to 3 years subject to performance and funding.

The postdoc will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdoc will work with PIs Filippo Menczer, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Alessandro Flammini, other postdocs, and several PhD students on analysis and modeling of social media data. Areas of focus will include empirical analysis of information diffusion patterns, agent-based models for the spread of information, and cognitive models of information processing. Go to osome.iuni.iu.edu for further details on the team and related current projects.

Basic Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Computing, Mathematical or Physical Sciences or related field.

Department Contact for Questions

Tara Holbrook at tgholbro@indiana.edu

Additional Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in analysis and modeling of complex systems and networks; a strong interest in computational social science; and solid programming skills necessary to handle big data an develop large scale simulations

Salary and Rank
Special Instructions

For best consideration apply by October 8, 2017.

Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, a CV and names and email addresses for three professional references using this application portal.

Ideal start date January 1, 2018 (negotiable)

For Best Consideration Date 10/08/2017
Expected Start Date 01/01/2018
OAA # 21708-22

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. Are you applying for other positions in the School of Informatics and Computing besides this posting? If so, please state which positions. Note, you must apply separately for each posting of interest.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. What date did you earn or do you expect to earn your PhD and from which institution?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other
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