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Research Associate and Postdoctoral Associate - at NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
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The Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES) at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks applicants to fill an interdisciplinary Research Associate and Postdoctoral Associate position in Computational Social Science. Projects will be based on massive social media data analysis to investigate social processes in urban environments, shaping the experience of potentially millions of people in cities. The Postdoctoral and Research Associate will be working on projects led by Kinga Makovi (NYUAD, Social Science Division) and Bruno Abrahao (NYUSH, Computer Science). The review of applications will start on December 1, 2019, with a tentative start-date of February 1, 2020. Review will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The ideal candidate has a background in Computer Science, Information Science or a quantitative Social Science field. Those applying for the Research Associate position are expected to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, those applying for the Postdoctoral Associate position are expected to have a PhD degree in a relevant field. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of independent research in big data analysis or data science, including machine learning, parallel data processing, natural language processing, network science, spatial data analysis/GIS, data visualization, and with advanced statistical maturity. The successful candidate should demonstrate independence and creativity to formulate and pursue social science questions that can be investigated using (big) data. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research, the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and effective communication between fields are essential. CITIEs seeks scholars who prioritize excelling in their academic career, aiming to produce research targeting high impact internationally refereed conferences and journals, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The terms of employment are highly competitive and include generous housing and travel allowances and educational subsidies for dependent children. Applications will be accepted immediately, and candidates will be considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. To be considered, submit in PDF format: (1) a cover letter summarizing research experience and specific interest in the position, clearly stating which one are you applying to (Postdoctoral vs Research Associate); (2) a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications; and (3) the names and contact details of at least two references. If you have any questions, or you would like to follow up on your application, please feel free to contact Kinga Makovi at km2537@nyu.edu. 

To apply for the Postdoctoral Associate position, please submit your application here:

http://apply.interfolio.com/66851

To apply for the Research Associate position, please submit your application here:

http://apply.interfolio.com/66849

 

Requirements

The ideal candidate has a background in Computer Science, Information Science or a quantitative Social Science field. Those applying for the Research Associate position are expected to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, those applying for the Postdoctoral Associate position are expected to have a PhD degree in a relevant field. We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of independent research in big data analysis or data science, including machine learning, parallel data processing, natural language processing, network science, spatial data analysis/GIS, data visualization, and with advanced statistical maturity. 

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Posted: 2019-10-28 Expires: 2019-12-27

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Research Associate and Postdoctoral Associate - at NYU Abu Dhabi

New York University Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

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