POSTDOC 2016

POSTDOC 2016

Two postdoctoral positions in computational social science are available with dual appointments at Northeastern and Harvard Universities, to work in the lab of David Lazer.  Candidates will be expected to work on a combination of their own research and collaborative projects within the lab.  The collaborative projects are wide ranging, including experimental data on groups, large scale, society-spanning communication data, social media data, political contribution data, and large corpora of unstructured political text (visit LazerLab.net to get a sense of the array of projects).  Key conceptual foci will range from understanding societal networks, collaboration in groups and organizations, political forecasting/prediction, political communication and collective action.  A wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds will be considered (current/past disciplines represented in the lab include computer science, communication, organizational behavior, psychology, physics, design, economics and political science) but facility with handling and analysis of large data sets, a taste for novelty, and an interest in working collaboratively across disciplines a must. Compensation will be competitive.

 

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, CV, and two letters of reference to: j.briceno@neu.edu and d.lazer@neu.edu by February 15 (sooner is better).  Questions should be sent to David Lazer at d.lazer@neu.edu or david_lazer@harvard.edu.   Please label e-mails with POSTDOC 2016.