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Post-doc researcher at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (1.0 FTE)

We are looking for a young scientist with a strong interest in the development of formal models of social dynamics and expertise in programming.

The post-doctoral researcher will play a pivotal role in the ToRealSim project, a large-scale research project with researchers from

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3637 - € 3637 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

We are looking for a young scientist with a strong interest in the development of formal models of social dynamics and expertise in programming.

The post-doctoral researcher will play a pivotal role in the ToRealSim project, a large-scale research project with researchers from France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. You will contribute to the development of a simulation framework designed to analyze models of opinion dynamics in networks. In addition, you will contribute to the empirical test of central model assumptions and predictions with laboratory experiments and/or social-network analysis (in particular Stochastic Actor Oriented Modeling). You will work in collaboration with other team members towards disseminating results of this research in high-quality publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. You have good theoretical and quantitative skills and experience with agent-based modeling or methods of social network analysis, preferably both.

You will actively contribute to the research line ‘Norms and Networks’ at the Department of Sociology, and contribute to teaching in the bachelor or master programmes of the Department of Sociology.

Functie-eisen

You have:
- a PhD degree in Sociology or a related field (economics, philosophy) with strong expertise in statistical methods and programming; alternatively, a PhD in computer science or a related field with experiences in modelling social processes and empirical research, as well as clear affinity with social sciences
- good teaching skills and experience or affinity with a variety of didactical methods
- a relevant publication record with at least 2 first author publications in high quality international peer-reviewed journals, or an equivalent publication record as a co-author or book author
- you are a team player, with good communication and project management skills
- experience with quantitative methods of collecting and analyzing data
- the ability to communicate orally and in written form in English (command of English C1 level) and command of Dutch (Dutch is B2 level) or willingness to learn Dutch.

Conditions

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
- a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 2,709 to a maximum of € 3,637 gross per month for a full-time position (salary scale 10)
- a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus
- 232 holiday hours per calendar year for full-time employment
- participation in a pension scheme for employees
- a temporary appointment of 1.0 FTE for a specified period of two years.

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2019.

Application
Do you meet our Qualification criteria? If yes, you can upload the following documents in one document.
- a letter of motivation explaining why you are suitable for the position (max. 1 page)
- a full curriculum vitae (including a list of publications)
- transcripts and copies of academic degrees (MA/MSc and PhD), or a statement from your PhD supervisor that you will have completed the PhD requirements before the appointment date
- contact details of two academic referees who are familiar with your work, and who can be contacted directly if further information is necessary.

You can submit your application until 3 June 11.59pm / before 4 June 2019 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Additional information

Andreas Flache
+ 31 50 36 36214
a.flache@rug.nl