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Postdoctoral Fellow position on modeling the spread of harmful misinformation on social media

The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023. The position is initially for 12 months and can be renewed for up to 24 additional months, depending on performance and funds availability. The Fellow will work with Filippo Menczer and collaborators at IU and other universities on sponsored research related to modeling the spread of harmful misinformation on social media.

We seek applications from scholars whose research addresses the intersection of computing, network, data, and computational social science. The ideal candidate will have received a Ph.D. within the last 6 years in computing, informatics, or comparable area of research. The Fellow will be expected to maintain an active research profile; to conduct independent research on significant projects in the areas of online information diffusion and manipulation; to present work in progress at professional conferences and sponsored workshops; and to assist with the development of funding proposals and scientific papers. A solid record of publications, as well as strong coding and data analytics skills are a must. Good communication and writing abilities are highly desirable.

Preference will be given to interdisciplinary candidates whose research profile clearly links them to the Observatory. For more information about the Observatory, please see our website.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the job description and submit a CV, a brief research statement (2 pages max), and contact information for three references online at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/14410. Questions concerning the position may be addressed to Caitlin Watkins caiwatki@indiana.edu, Executive Director.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


CountryUnited States
LabIndiana University, Bloomington
Starts on01/01/2023
Duration/Period12 months up to 3 years
Linkhttps://osome.iu.edu/research/blog/postdoc-position

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