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Post-Doctoral Position in malaria modeling with Jaline Gerardin

The malaria modeling team at Northwestern University is looking for great people with strong quantitative skills and an interest in global health to come work with us! Previous malaria or infectious disease experience a plus but not required.

We seek a Postdoctoral Scholar to collaborate on the development, refinement, and application of sophisticated infectious disease models for epidemiological research and intervention-campaign planning. As part of the brand-new malaria modeling team at Northwestern, you will analyze field, trial, and routine health system data; configure, calibrate, and apply malaria transmission models; and design and build new models to answer questions aimed at improving understanding of disease dynamics, informing effective public health campaigns, and guiding rational development of new public-health interventions.

Read more about this position and learn how to apply.

Post-Doctoral and Research Assistant Professor Positions in Science of Science

The Kellogg School of Management is seeking exceptional candidates for full-time, academic research positions at the rank of post-doctoral fellow and/or research assistant professor, depending on experience. The initial term of these positions is one year with the possibility for renewal, and will begin no later than fall 2019. Candidates will work on topics related to Science of Science, Innovation, Computational Social Science, and Network Science.

The research will be conducted with the Center for Science of Science, with unique opportunities for working closely with excellent faculty across Kellogg and Northwestern, including Dashun Wang, Brian Uzzi, Ben Jones, Luis Amaral, and more.

Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions with data. Candidates must have a proven record of publications in top-tier conferences and journals and need to have completed projects that demonstrate a proven ability to work with data.

Apply here. Please contact Professor Dashun Wang 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 multi-year 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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