Post-doctoral researcher in Formalization and Simulation of Social Dynamics

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Post-doctoral position call: Researcher in Formalization and Simulation of Social Dynamics

GSADI - Analytical Sociology and Institutional Design Group, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, SPAIN

Deadline: 15th July 2013

GSADI <gsadi.uab.cat>, in collaboration with Socio-Historical Dynamics Simulation Lab (LSDS) at the UAB, is particularly interested in exploring and evaluating formal algorithms of decision making and aggregated social mechanisms, with strong theoretical and empirical foundations, to be used in the multi-disciplinary project SIMULPAST <www.simulpast.es>, but also in
other projects involving formalization and computer simulation of social dynamics.

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Post-doctoral position call

Post-doctoral researcher in Formalization and Simulation of Social Dynamics

Place:
GSADI - Analytical Sociology and Institutional Design Group, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), http://gsadi.uab.cat. Barcelona, SPAIN

Requirements:
Candidates should hold a PhD and have prior training in Sociology or business/social sciences profile, combined with formal and computational skills. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Barcelona area
for 22 months (starting anytime from September 2013 to January 2014). Familiarity with analytical sociology, statistical analysis, and with methods such as social network analysis, GIS, and computer simulation will be valued. Fluent English (spoken and written) is required, and knowledge of Spanish will be highly valued.

Description:
GSADI <gsadi.uab.cat>, in collaboration with the recently established Socio-Historical Dynamics Simulation Lab (LSDS) at the UAB, is particularly interested in exploring and evaluating formal algorithms of decision making and aggregated social mechanisms, with strong theoretical and empirical foundations, to be used in the multi-disciplinary project SIMULPAST <www.simulpast.es>, but also in other projects involving formalization and computer simulation of social dynamics.

Some potential areas for research include:
1. Distributed collective decision making and decision modelling in small groups.
2. Self-organisation through social networks for environmental adaptation response.
3. Social processes and mechanisms: formalization tools and protocols.
4. Multi-agent based social simulation tools.

The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different nationalities and backgrounds, and will have financial support to present scientific papers at several conferences and workshops, as well as to
publish them in indexed journals. He/she will also be provided with office space, computer, and other facilities as member of UAB’s academic staff. He/she could be eventually asked to teach a maximum of
80 hours per academic year in graduate or post-graduate courses.

Salary:
The position will be funded by the Spanish CONSOLIDER-INGENIO program as part of the SIMULPAST project. The gross salary will be 23,762 € per year, including Social Security contributions.

Contact:
Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae and a brief statement of their research interests (maximum of 250 words), to GSADI <gsadi@uab.cat>.
Please mention ref: SIMULPAST-CALL in the subject of your message.

Application Deadline:
15th July 2013

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