Postdoctoral Research Associate/The Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Data Management/Statistics, Clinical Research Associate
Organization Type
*Princeton University*

The Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science (DDSS) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The mission of the DDSS is to support significant innovation in data-, and computationally-intensive social science research at Princeton University, facilitating impactful multidisciplinary collaboration, scholarly advancement, and product creation for the public good. RequirementsApplicants must have (or expect to have) a PhD (open to social sciences, statistics, or computer science) and their work must fall at the technical forefront of quantitative social science. Candidates should offer state-of-the-art technical or methodological skills, applying innovative techniques in the examination of substantive social science research questions. In addition to innovation, candidates will be evaluated on their potential to create public goods and to contribute to the building of a multidisciplinary community. This could be through the provision of statistical or computational tools, software, methodological advancement, or specialized data, for example.ResponsibilitiesThe Postdoctoral Research Associate will be able to spend 50% of their time on independent research. For the other 50%, they will be required to offer occasional consultation to faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, and present several training workshops during the year in their area of technical or methodological expertise. Depending on the research interests and skills of the selected candidate, other responsibilities could include support on a faculty project, organization of a seminar series or small conference, presentation of work at research methods and field-specific seminars.Application Requirements1.Cover letter 2.C.V.3.1-2 research papers4.1-2 page research statement, specifying research interests and example training workshops candidate could offer5.Names of two persons who can provide letters of reference upon request The position is offered for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. The appointment will be through the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.This position is subject to the University's background check policy. We at the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion - fundamental to the success of our education and research mission. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.PI159978860

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