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Postdoc in Computational Social Science at the Santa Fe Institute

SFI seeks a program postdoc to play a key role in a project using natural language processing, online group experiments, and computational modeling to study social dynamics in online discussions and problem-solving groups. The project is positioned at the intersection of literatures on exploration-exploitation tradeoffs, collective problem solving, social learning, and social judgments.

The position will enable transdisciplinary training in theories and methods relevant for studies of complex social systems. Postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to participate in the postdoctoral fellows leadership program activities and to interact and collaborate with members of the larger SFI community.

The position can start immediately and will last for 18 months. It includes full employee benefits including insurance, paid time off, family leave support, and modest relocation support. 


.demonstrated experience in working with social media data and in using natural language processing methods to analyze large textual corpora

.strong quantitative and computational skills; facility in using Python; facility in either Matlab or R; web programming is a plus

.strong interest in quantitative modeling of cognitive and social processes

.good writing skills

.a proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively

.evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms

.a Ph.D. in any scientific discipline and exemplary academic record

To Apply:

Please send an email containing your CV and a two-page description of your relevant projects and interests to employ@santafe.edu with “SFI Postdoc, CSS” in the subject line. Please include names and contact information of three references. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For additional information, you can email Prof. Mirta Galesic at galesic@santafe.edu. 

The Santa Fe Institute is an equal opportunity employer, and women, veterans, and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement, but you should be a U.S. permanent resident or eligible for J-1 visa sponsorship.

LabSanta Fe, NM
Duration/Period18 months
Deadline30/12/2018 23:00
Keywordscomputational social science; natural language processing; social media;

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