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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Lazer Lab

December 22, 2022
Network Science Institute
Lazer Lab
Boston, MA

Postdoc positions at the Lazer Lab at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University. The postdoc position will involve working on a variety of computational social science projects, with a particular focus on internet-based behaviors and the role that the internet plays in the functioning of US democracy. Responsibilities include leading the writing of academic papers; managing data collection and curation; helping supervise doctoral students.

Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent by the time the position starts; be able to undertake full-time research or scholarship; interest in working with a senior scholar. Relevant disciplines include computer and information science, political science, communication, psychology, sociology, and economics, among others. Successful candidate(s) must have some (but need not have all) of the following: computational skills to work with complex data; applied statistical skills; experience in developing surveys and analyzing resulting data; demonstrated interest around social media, auditing online algorithms, and studying the interplay of online behaviors and politics more generally; demonstrated ability to develop theory-driven research questions to produce academic publications.

Applicants should send Resume and Cover Letter, as well as a list of 3 references, to: Consideration of applications will begin January 5, 2023.

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