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Kellogg School of Management and NICO are seeking exceptional candidates for postdocs in computational social science.

Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) are seeking exceptional candidates for postdocs in computational social science. Successful candidates will work with Professor Hyejin Youn and collaborate with Santa Fe Institute (Professor Geoffrey West, Professor Chris Kempes, Professor Sid Redner, and Dr. Vicky Chuqiao Yang) to develop a unified theory of regulatory functions and networks across biological and social systems, awarded as NSF's 10 Big Idea (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/life.jsp). Please read the short project description before your application.

The initial term is one year with the possibility for renewal. Candidates must have a proven record of publications and need to have completed projects that demonstrate a proven ability to work with data.

Ideal Postdoc candidate: Ph.D. in fields including computational social science, complex systems, physics, biology, computer science, network science, economics, applied mathematics, or other related fields.  Programming in Python and experience with API & NLP in large-scale data are preferred. Strong communication skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. To show your communication skills, you can include a list of participation and activity in the scientific community; and published papers or equivalent writing samples that you are most proud of and which best demonstrate your expertise and fit for the position.

Applications:please submit your application email with the subject heading "(your name) – Postdoc Application” that includes 1) Cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) Curriculum vitae (including publications list); 3) One research statement (2-4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda and your service and outreach activities and plans; 4) two to three reference letters; 5) A link to a professional webpage and Google Scholar page (if applicable).

The review will start on Nov 20th until the positions are filled and the start date is flexible. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please contact us at nico@northwestern.edu if you have any questions.

Kellogg School of Management NICO are seeking research assistance in computational social science

Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) are seeking research assistance in computational social science. Successful candidates will work with Professor Hyejin Youn and collaborate with Santa Fe Institute (Professor Geoffrey West, Professor Chris Kempes, Professor Sid Redner, and Dr. Vicky Chuqiao Yang) to develop a unified theory of regulatory functions and networks across biological and social systems, awarded as NSF's 10 Big Idea (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/life.jsp). Please read the short project description before your application. 

The initial term is one year with the possibility for renewal. Candidates must have a proven record of publications and need to have completed projects that demonstrate a proven ability to work with data.

Ideal Research Assistance: 1) students or post students who are excited to study and research collective intelligence. 2) experience with python programming and API & NLP in large-scale data. The tasks include collecting and analyzing Reddit and Wikipedia data. Strong communication skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Applications: please submit your application email with the subject heading "(your name) – "Research Assistant Application" that includes 1) Cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) Curriculum vitae (including publications list); 3) The names and contact information of two-letter writers; 4) a link to a professional webpage and Google Scholar page (if applicable).

The review will start on Nov 1st until the positions are filled and the start date is flexible. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please contact us at nico@northwestern.edu if you have any questions.

Post-Doctoral and Research Assistant Professor Positions in Complex Systems

The Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) at Northwestern University seeks multiple post-doctoral researchers and Research Assistant Professors interested in problems of far-reaching, broad ranging research on complex systems. Northwestern University is located in a culturally and socially diverse Chicago suburb on the shores of Lake Michigan under the direction of NICO faculty who are leading experts in complex systems in their respective scientific disciplines.

NICO is a university-wide research institute dedicated to advancing complex systems and network science research through interdisciplinary collaboration. Visit the NICO webpage for more information on NICO’s local and internationally hosted events, weekly seminar series, reading group, distinguished speakers, faculty, faculty associates, dedicated offices, publications, and media hits.

Placement: NICO enjoys membership of faculty from the physical, social, and humanity sciences. Our post-docs, fellows, and research assistant professors have experienced a wide range of employment opportunities in academia, both scientific disciplines and professional schools of medicine and business, industry, start-ups, research institutes, and successfully founded their own firms.

Ideal Candidate: The position may involve theoretical modeling, computations, experiments, and writing proposals. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in physics, engineering, or information sciences with experience in areas such as statistical physics, time-series and nonlinear dynamics, simulations, or data science. Strong writing skills, demonstrated success in conducting high impact research, and interdisciplinary collaboration skills are mandatory.  One, two, and longer term appointments begin immediately.

Applications: To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a brief statement of how your research interests are related to the position you are applying to. Salary and research budget are highly competitive and includes full medical insurance.

Please contact us at nico@northwestern.edu if you have any questions.

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