Postdoc & PhD student for Dissecting Science project

We are looking for postdoctoral associates and PhD candidates in the area of Network Science and Science of Science to join us at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris under the supervision of Marc Santolini. We seek curious, motivated, autonomous, ambitious individuals with strong analytical skills, network science or data science experience and interest in applying it towards social systems. The ideal candidate has a physics, computer science, bioinformatics, data science, network science, computational social science or mathematics background with coding experience, and thrives in inter/anti-disciplinarity dynamic environments, is inspired and motivated by daily interactions with diverse peers, comfortably mixes disciplines and wishes to explore uncharted domains.

The project will investigate the face-to-face interactions in the lab for a large number of teams participating to the iGEM international scientific competition using discrete sensors. This project is deeply interdisciplinary, at the intersection of engineering (sensors), network science / physics (describing and modeling interactions), statistics / data science (data analysis), social sciences (data interpretation), epistemology / science studies (making of science), and biology (understanding the lab context). Given the international nature of the collaboration (Stanford, Boston, Paris), the applicant should be comfortable with working in a decentralized manner, using digital collaborative tools.

All interested candidates should submit a formal application consisting of (i) a current CV with publications list, (ii) a brief statement of research experience and interests (~1-2 pages), and (iii) two letters of recommendation sent separately by the writers to: marc.santolini@gmail.com. Note that for the PhD position, funding is dependent on a successful application to the FDV Graduate school early April 2018, for a start date in September 2018. The postdoc position can be filled as early as May 2018.

We believe in community diversity as a driving force of excellence. Therefore, we strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Deadline for expressions of interest: March 23, 2018

For more information, visit https://marcsantolini.com/jobs/.