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Opening for a PostDoctoral Researcher at NICO and Kellogg

The Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill an open postdoctoral position.

The research will be conducted with the group directed by Prof. Dashun Wang, and will include unique opportunities for collaborations with other excellent faculty at NICO, Kellogg and across Northwestern. The group currently focuses on a number of fundamental projects at the boundary of computational social science and science of science. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions with data. A stated passion in data is a must; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are essential; a proven experience with large-scale datasets and/or complex systems modeling is a strong plus. We welcome applicants with strong background in fields including physics, applied mathematics, data mining, artificial intelligence, social network analysis, complex systems, or other closely related fields.

How to apply:

Candidates must submit an email with the subject heading "(your name) – Postdoc Application" to Dashun Wang.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.




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. Two year and longer term multi-year appointments begin immediately.

Applications: To apply, please submit 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. Email Nico if you have any questions.

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