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Seeking Post-Doctoral Fellow for Agent-Based Modeling project at the Northwestern University Institute on Complex Systems

This project is a collaboration between three institutions: NICO, one of the premier institutions doing research in complex systems, the NSF-funded Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (CCL, ccl.northwestern.edu), the developers of the widely-used NetLogo agent-based modeling software, and the NIH-funded Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM, cepim.northwestern.edu), in Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, which uses systems science and engineering to scale up evidence-based prevention programs. This position provides a unique opportunity to conduct modeling research with state-of-the-art complex systems methods and tools for use by communities, departments of public health, state, and federal agencies and national leaders in health policy and in the prevention of substance abuse, mental disorders, and HIV/AIDS.

The candidate will be part of a collaborative research team involving several Northwestern faculty across a number of departments. This is a dynamic and vibrant collaborative environment comprised of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, computer programmers, modelers and materials developers, behavioral scientists, implementation scientists, and policy makers. The candidate will be directly co-supervised by Professor Wilensky, director of the CCL and author of NetLogo and Professor Hendricks Brown, director of Ce-PIM.

The candidate would supervise the work of graduate students and staff, publish research papers, contribute to grant writing and materials development, work closely with NICO and Ce-PIM faculty, and help shape the overall scope and direction of the research. There will be close mentorship from the co- supervisors as well as opportunities to learn from other truly outstanding senior scholars and practitioners.

A successful candidate will have a doctorate in a complex systems related field, considerable skills in agent-based modeling, strengths in a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods, good communication skills, ability to work well in an interdisciplinary team, be well-organized and a strong writer.

Start date is as soon as possible and expected duration is two years with possibility of renewal for a third.

Application information: The Northwestern campus is in Evanston, Illinois on the Lake Michigan shore, adjacent to Chicago and easily reachable by public transportation.

To apply, please contact Uri Wilensky, Director of the CCL, at the following email address: ABM- postdoc@ccl.northwestern.edu. Please send a cover letter, CV, a sample publication and the names and addresses (including e-mail and phone) of three references, and, optionally, links to any relevant projects you feel illustrate your abilities. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

LabEvanston, IL
Duration/Period2 years
KeywordsABM; NetLogo;

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