The CoMMLab Postdoctoral Research Associate Job Opportunity
Job posting
November 9, 2021

The CoMMLab at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University is seeking a Lab Manager to coordinate research in the area of networked justice and open source software development. The Lab Manger will join a team of scientists working to diversify participation by women, trans, and nonbinary people in Network Science, including using and developing code to contribute to the igraph open source network analysis software package.

Primary responsibilities will include research administration, including project management, scheduling and running multi-site meetings, managing the lab’s website and social media presence, facilitating workshops, writing reports, and assisting with other aspects of our scientific and creative work. The ideal candidate will have experience creating and editing videos and online educational materials for STEM learners.

Requirements for the position include a PhD in computational social science, computer science, or a related field. Strong communication skills, teaching/mentoring experience, and experience with programming in C are essential. Successful candidates will have a record of outstanding academic achievement, a demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM, and a record of scholarly publications and/or demonstrated public impact through research. Experience with project management, STEM education, and/or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training are a plus.

This fully funded position is renewable for up to two years pending satisfactory performance. Starting date is negotiable, beginning as early as Oct 2021. Successful candidates should plan to relocate to Northeastern University in Boston, MA, USA, although the position may start remotely if needed. Compensation is competitive and includes benefits. Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Candidates who can contribute to the project’s mission to broaden participation in Network Science by women, trans, and nonbinary people are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your scholarly qualifications and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (1-2 pages); CV with pointers to your open source code (GitHub, etc.); and the names and contact information for 2 references to b.welles@northeastern.edu with Postdoctoral Application in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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