Post Doctoral Researcher At Maastricht University: Institute Of Data Science
The Institute of Data Science at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work on projects related to computational social sciences/network science.
Specific problems include modeling information diffusion in online social environments, addressing the spread of disinformation, measuring polarization and adoption of behavior, reassessing the conflict between data privacy and the need for accountability on social platforms. Of particular interest are topics that acknowledge multi- and cross-platform processes and the interplay between offline events and online interactions.
The full-time position is offered for a period of 2 years, with yearly evaluations.
The successful candidate will:
1. Support the R&D activities of the department in the field of computational social sciences.
2. (Co-)author scientific, peer-reviewed papers, submitted to top conferences and journals in related areas.
3. Provide support and/or manage funding acquisition activities and proposal writing (national and international, e.g. Horizon Europe).
4. Support the department in teaching activities.
1. A Ph.D. degree (already completed or to be completed shortly) in computer science or a closely related field.
2. Strong computational and data science skills and solid knowledge of network science.
3. Excellent English language skills.
4. Very good presentation, communication, and organization skills.
5. Interest in grant proposal preparation and coordination.
6. Interested in collaborative research and open to interdisciplinary work
Conditions of employment
Fixed-term contract: 2 years.
The intended starting date of this position is November 1, 2021.
The salary will be set in scale 11 (between € 3.870 and € 5.211 gross per month) depending on education and relevant work experience. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance. The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. Non- Dutch applicants could be eligible for a favorable tax treatment (30% rule).
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
The Institute of Data Science (IDS) at Maastricht University is a recently established center led by distinguished professor Michel Dumontier. IDS is an interfaculty institute consisting of a core team of data science experts that cooperate closely with researchers across disciplines such as medicine, life sciences, social sciences and humanities, business and economics, knowledge engineering and smart services. The mission of the Institute of Data Science is to foster an interfaculty environment for collaborative innovation in the development and application of data science technologies.
Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.
Applicants are asked to apply via Academic Transfer, before September 19, 2021. The intention is to fill this position as soon as possible. Informal inquiries concerning this position can be directed to Prof. Adriana Iamnitchi (email@example.com)
You can send your application to this e-mail: RecruitmentFSE@maastrichtuniversity.nl