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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy and involves working with a team of faculty members from the Department of Political Science on social media and digital electoral communications from a comparative perspective.
This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Arts and Sciences.
The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking candidates for one post-doc (non-tenure track) position. This appointment begins July 1, 2019 and continues for one academic year with possible renewal for one additional year. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will mostly be working on collaborative projects with the supervising faculty, but will also have time for their own projects. There are no teaching or service obligations. The duties and responsibilities include supporting all aspects of faculty projects lead by Profs. Margit Tavits, Jacob Montgomery, and Christopher Lucas.
Ph.D. degree in political science, computational social science, communications, computer science or other related fields by the time of appointment. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. degree after July 1, 2017.
Expertise in statistical learning, Python and/or R, and experience storing and managing massive data (e.g., SQL).
Personable, detail-oriented, diplomatic, and capable of working well as a part of a team.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Completed applications must include a curriculum vitae, one writing sample (demonstrates both research interests and technical skills), a research statement and three reference letters. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. Please visit the Washington University Human Resources web page (http://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/default.aspx) and search for job requisition number 46409. Candidates should create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading documents to your profile.
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Strong mathematical and programming skills.
Background in webscraping, natural language processing, computer vision, and/or signal processing.
Training in the field of political science, communications or computational social sciences with experience in the field of social media, digital advertising, and modern mass communications.
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