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2 PhD positions in Computational Social Science

From: Markus Strohmaier <markus.strohmaier@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:52:12 +0100
Message-ID: <52B2FA0C.2020002@gmail.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
We are seeking to fill two PhD positions in the department Computational 
Social Science at GESIS in Cologne, Germany.

The GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences is an 
internationally active research and service  institute belonging to the 
Leibniz Association in Germany. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of 
Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal States.

Our research offices in Cologne are offering 2 PhD positions in 
Computational Social Science (TV-L 13, 75%, initially for 4 years)

in collaboration with the Web-Science and Web Technology (WeST) 
Institute at University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany


The department for Computational Social Science is looking for computer 
scientists with experience in one or several of the following fields:

     data mining and natural language processing
     machine learning, classification & clustering
     network analysis, and –algorithms
     statistical modeling of user behavior

The candidate is expected to conduct cutting-edge applied research in 
one or several of the following domains:

     Social computation and computational social science
     Social network analysis and social media
     Web-Science and Web-related research
     Data mining and knowledge discovery

The candidate should have completed (or should soon complete) a MSc in 
Computer Science or a related discipline and have strong programming 
skills. The ideal candidate has first experience in independently 
designing and conducting research and publishing results in conferences 
and journals. The open positions are intended to serve as a platform for 
promising young researchers (i) to strengthen and develop their own 
research profile and (ii) to conduct and publish highly competitive 

GESIS offers an exciting environment for interdisciplinary and 
competitive research on the intersection between computer- and social 
sciences. GESIS is a research and service organization that provides a 
research-driven infrastructure for the social sciences and closely 
collaborates with computer science and social science departments at top 
universities in Europe and Northern America. Strong candidates can 
qualify for extensive allowances for research visits and collaborations 
with partnering universities. Cologne is a culturally diverse and 
vibrant city (the 4th largest city in Germany with about 1 Mio. people) 
in the heart of Europe attracting young and creative people from all 
over the world.

For more information and details, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr. 
Markus Strohmaier at strohmaier@uni-koblenz.de or 

GESIS guarantees that guidelines regarding employment laws for the 
disabled and handicapped as well as laws and regulations governing 
part-time employment will be observed. GESIS is an equal opportunity 
employer and is certified by the European work & family audit.

We only process online applications. Please apply here until the 
position is filled.
(Select English)

The job ID is:CSS-01
Received on Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:52:42 UTC

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