Email your CV, names of two references, and a summary of your relevant interests and qualifications to Elizabeth Bruch at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Michigan Computational Social Science Initiative and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems announces a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to conduct research on the social structure of kindergarten classrooms and the implications of this structure for both children’s decisions about who to interact with and children’s health and well-being. The project is a collaboration between Elizabeth Bruch (Sociology and Complex Systems, UM) and Tom Boyce (Pediatrics and Psychiatry, UCSF). It will combine expertise in social interaction, decision-making, and social structure with expertise in child development, gene-environment interactions, and child health. The position is for 2 years, and has a target start date of Fall 2021, but can start later (i.e., Winter/Spring 2022).
Competitive salary with a generous benefits package, opportunities to supervise one or more paid undergraduate or master’s research assistants, and funds for conferences and travel.
The Fellow will have office space at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems and will be integrated into the intellectual and social life of the Center.
A PhD in quantitative Social Science (Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Management, or related), Network Science, or the Computational Sciences (e.g., Computer Science, Information Science, Engineering) by the start date
A strong quantitative background and training in statistics
Programming experience (R, Python) and comfort handling large, complex datasets
Demonstrated ability to independently plan, conduct, and lead research projects
Motivation and initiative, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team
Enthusiasm about interdisciplinary work and eagerness to develop skills in this area
Training in network science and familiarity with methods for community detection, ranking, multiplex networks, and various other whole-network measures
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