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Post-Doctoral Positions At Kellogg and CSSI

Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) is seeking exceptional candidates for a postdoctoral fellow position. Candidates will be housed in the Center for Science of Science and Innovation, directed by Prof. Dashun Wang, with additional affiliation at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. We have a broadly defined research agenda, exploring diverse topics related to Science of Science, Innovation, AI, Computational Social Science, and Network Science. The initial term is one year with the possibility for renewal. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by May 12, 2021 to receive full consideration. Flexible on start date.


Applications should be submitted on-line:

Candidates are encouraged to get in touch with us with questions, especially if related to competing offers/timelines that warrant an expedited review of the application.

Lead Data Scientist at Kellogg and CSSI

Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) is seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time, Lead Data Scientist position at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI). The Lead Data Scientist will work on projects that collect and analyze large-scale datasets to advance our understandings of innovation and creativity. This role will also support researchers at CSSI, strengthen our connections with collaborators, and will work on large-scale data science projects related to innovation, broadly defined.

Job Summary: Leads data management and analysis team involved in querying, extracting, managing, and analyzing multiple, complex datasets ensuring data integrity, quality, and timeliness of results. Oversees the deployment of reporting and analytical solutions.

Please email your cover letter and CV to Please indicate ‘Lead Data Scientist’ in the subject line. Candidates who submit their applications by May 12, 2021 will receive full consideration.

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.

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