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Postdoc @CUBoulder in Science of Science

The research groups of Profs. Daniel Larremore and Aaron Clauset at the

University of Colorado Boulder seek exceptional candidates for a

postdoctoral research associate, to work on an innovative project at the

intersection of Computational Social Science, the Science of Science,

Statistical Inference, and Dynamical Systems. The initial term of the

position is one year, with the possibility of up to two renewals, and will

begin no later than August 2019. The project will include collaborations

with Prof. Jen Dunne and Prof. Mirta Galesic at the Santa Fe Institute.


Ideal candidates will have a strong mathematical, statistical, and

computing background; a strong track record of innovative research and

publications in selective venues; and expertise in computational social

science and data science. The project will focus on developing new

statistical and mathematical models of the causal forces that shape the

structure and dynamics of the scientific workforce, spanning individual

researchers and their careers, competition among departmental units, and

the evolution of entire fields. Our main tools are probabilistic models,

random walks, causal inference, and statistical algorithms, coupled with

ideas from statistical physics and ecology. Familiarity with one or more of

these techniques is desirable, but is not a requirement.


Qualifications:

-- a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science,

Statistics, or Physics, or in a quantitative branch of Ecology, Sociology,

or Computational Social Science, or in a similar field, conferred no later

than August, 2019;

-- education or training in statistics, data analysis, and programming;

-- strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills;

-- a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative

environment.


Applicants should submit the following:

-- a 1-page cover letter that succinctly describes your background and

qualifications, and lists two published papers that illustrate your track

record,

-- a full curriculum vitae (CV),

-- a 2-page statement of research interests and accomplishments, and

-- contact information for at least 3 references


Applications are submitted via

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=16885 . Full consideration

will be given to complete applications received before April 15, 2019.


For additional information, please contact Dan Larremore at

daniel.larremore@colorado.edu or Aaron Clauset at aaron.clauset@colorado.edu

with subject line "Science of Science Postdoc". Applications submitted via

email will not be considered.


For more information about our groups, applicants should visit

http://danlarremore.com and http://santafe.edu/~aaronc/.

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CountryUS
LabUniversity of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Starts on01/08/2019
Duration/Period1+1
Deadline15/04/2019 0:00
Link https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=16885

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