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Post-doc job opportunity in computational and empirical modelling of opinion dynamics


At the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen / The Netherlands, we are looking for a young scientist with a strong interest in the development of formal models of social dynamics and expertise in programming.

The post-doctoral researcher will play a pivotal role in the ToRealSim (https://www.rug.nl/gmw/sociology/news/ora-grant-for-andreas-flache_-michael-mas–tom-snijders?lang=en) project , a large-scale research project with researchers from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. You will contribute to the development of a simulation framework designed to analyze models of opinion dynamics in networks. In addition, the postdoc will contribute to the empirical test of central model assumptions and predictions with laboratory experiments and/or social-network analysis (in particular Stochastic Actor Oriented Modeling). You will work in collaboration with other team members towards disseminating results of this research in high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. You have good theoretical and quantitative skills and experience with agent-based modeling or methods of social network analysis, preferably both.The post-doctoral researcher will play a pivotal role in the ToRealSim project , a large-scale research project with researchers from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. You will contribute to the development of a simulation framework designed to analyze models of opinion dynamics in networks. In addition, the postdoc will contribute to the empirical test of central model assumptions and predictions with laboratory experiments and/or social-network analysis (in particular Stochastic Actor Oriented Modeling). You will work in collaboration with other team members towards disseminating results of this research in high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. You have good theoretical and quantitative skills and experience with agent-based modeling or methods of social network analysis, preferably both.

You can submit your application until 3 June 11.59pm / before 4 June 2019 Dutch local time (CEST). More details about the position and information how to apply can be found here: https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S00075EP&cat=wp

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