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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the Center for Complexity in Business

The Center for Complexity in Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for the 2014-2015 school year. The mission of the Center for Complexity in Business is to become the premier international academic research center for the application of complex systems method to business and management science. This postdoctoral fellowship position will aid in helping the Center achieve this mission through research in the areas of computational modeling and data science to study and understand complex relationships in markets and in the areas of social media and big data.
The position will provide salary and benefits for at least one year, but potentially longer contingent upon performance and funding availability. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates will be expected to work primarily on interdisciplinary projects that examine and analyze the diffusion of information in social media. We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., sociology, computer science, information science, and business and management science). Candidates will be expected to be able to analyze large-scale data contained in a relational database. Familiarity with a relational database, such as MySQL, and a high-level analysis platform, such as R, Matlab or SPSS, is required. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise in social network analysis, computational social science, agent-based modeling, or machine / statistical learning will be given priority. Programming expertise is also a plus.

The postdoctoral researcher will be working with an interdisciplinary team of computer science, physics, statistics and management science faculty members, and will potentially become involved with work related to corporate sponsors of the Center for Complexity. The postdoctoral researcher will also focus on developing mentoring relationships with Smith residents and external faculty. Fellows will have full access to the resources of the Center, the Smith School and the University of Maryland, which includes large-scale computing resources and administrative support.

Candidates will be expected to have completed all the requirements for the doctorate in their discipline by the time of the initial appointment. To apply send a vita, a short description of your current and future work, letters of recommendation (up to three), and a writing example (preferably a published or in submission research article). This packet should be sent to Carol Cron ([email protected]) and William Rand ([email protected]).


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