Division/College: College of Social Sciences and Humanities
FT/PT: Full Time
The Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) at Northeastern University, co-directed by Prof. Dan O'Brien, is seeking to add a post-doctoral researcher to the team to help lead and manage BARI's ongoing efforts to incorporate modern digital data (i.e., administrative records, social media posts, sensor readings) into urban research that advances both scholarship and public policy. The start date for this position will be in the summer or early fall of 2019. Areas of activity will include, but will not be limited to: designing, conducting, proposing, and disseminating results from original research projects; planning, executing, and managing the ingestion, manipulation, documentation, and analysis of digital data from various sources, to be stored and published through BARI's Boston Data Portal; contributing to the development of grant proposals to support future research; coordinating with research partners, including university centers, faculty, public agencies, and private corporations; helping to manage and mentor graduate and undergraduate students working with BARI, particularly within the context of major projects. Specific areas of research interest are flexible provided they focus on some aspect of urban science and policy. Appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension, contingent on available funds.
Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; be able to undertake substantially full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of a senior scholar.
Qualified applicants must have a PhD degree in sociology, criminology, geography, urban studies, planning, public policy, political science, environmental psychology, or a related field; others will be considered based on individual fit with BARI's research mission. Experience and comfort with interdiciplinarity strongly recommended. Must possess strong analytical skills and relevant modeling experience (e.g. mapping, statistics, systems dynamics, agent based modeling) as demonstrated by prior coursework, dissertation, and publication record. Fluency with R and geographical information software (GIS) required; experience with Python a plus. Strong communication and interpersonal skills recommended.
Please include your CV, a statement of interest, and a writing sample. The start date for this position will be in the summer or early fall of 2019.
Requisition Number: STFR005299
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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.