Job offer for a research scientist

Research Scientist
Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI)
Bloomington, Indiana

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The Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) seeks applicants for an Assistant Research Scientist position.  This position will be appointed for a two-year term with the possibility of renewal based on exemplary performance, programmatic need, and continued funding of the position.  

Scientific areas of particular interest include: (1) Analysis and modeling of networks, ideally using both analytical and computational tools; (2) Dynamical processes on networks, especially multilevel biomedical and social networks; (3) computational social science, where massive data from social media is analyzed to answer fundamental questions about individuals and society, with applications spanning from health to political science; (4) science of science, where large scholarly databases are built, analyzed, and modeled to explore topics such as the emergence of scientific fields, the diffusion of knowledge and expertise, the adoption of innovations, the definition of novelty, the prediction of scholarly and societal impact.


The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in physics, applied math, engineering, computer science or information science and have a strong background and experience in network science and data science. To employ theoretical, empirical, and mixed methods, the researcher will need both analytical/modeling skills and the technical capabilities to deal with big data. 

To apply, submit a CV, a cover letter describing your research interests, a research plan (not to exceed 2 pages), and the name, email address and institutional affiliation/position of three references

to: Applications should be submitted by August 17, 2018 to ensure full consideration, but will continue to be considered until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Lourdes Gonzalez or (812) 855-6010. 

Indiana University Bloomington is a major public research university with 1,700 faculty and 38,000 students. The beautiful campus hosts 110 research centers and institutes, as well as a wide array of distinguished academic departments and schools. IU is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle. 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


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