Job opening! Come work with us!

June 18, 2013
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Postdoctoral position in statistical modeling of social networks

A full-time postdoctoral position is available beginning Fall 2014 in the research group of Tian Zheng and Andrew Gelman working on statistical analysis and modeling of social network data, in close cooperation with our experimental collaborators. Four key papers of this project so far are:

http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/overdisp_final.pdf

http://nersp.osg.ufl.edu/~ufruss/documents/mccormick_salganik_zheng10.pdf

http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/DiPreteetal.pdf

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1301.2473.pdf

Requirements: The work is highly interdisciplinary, and applicants must have strong statistical and computational skills. Social science research skills are preferred but not necessary. Preferred educational background is a PhD in statistics, computer science, political science, sociology, or a related field. Expertise in Bayesian modeling and computing is required. Previous experience with network data is preferred but not required.

Environment: The research group is at Columbia University, based in the Statistics department and closely integrated with the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia, in the great city of New York. There will also be the opportunity to work with Zheng and Gelman and their collaborators on other research projects involving statistical computing, genetics, and computational social science.

Appointment: The initial appointment will be for one year, and is renewable. Salaries will be set based on experience and skills.

Applicants should send email to [email protected] providing:

• a one-page description of past research experience
• a one-page description of future research interests and goals
• a resume of educational and research experience, including publications
• three letters of reference

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