Duke University, Statistical Science

Position ID:Duke-StatSci-PLPDA2024 [#27242]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina NC, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Statistics / Data Science
Appl Deadline:2024/03/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/26, listed until 2024/08/14)
Position Description:    

The Polarization Lab at Duke University is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Associate. We seek a recent PhD with an interest in computational social science or data science (broadly defined). This individual will help design, execute, and analyze a series of field experiments on a platform created by the Polarization Lab for scientific research on social media. The ideal candidate will possess advanced knowledge of R and/or Python software, have experience performing statistical analyses on large datasets, have experience conducting survey research online, and have experience working with natural language processing and application programming interfaces, as well as prompt engineering, large language model training, and usage. They will also work with Lab directors to analyze data generated by these studies, write them up as scientific articles, and assist with grant-writing and other public outreach. The postdoc can be affiliated with one (or more) of Statistical Science, Sociology, or Political Science departments at Duke University.

Applicants should upload their CV, a brief statement of their background and interests and contact information only for at least three references to AcademicJobsOnline.org (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27242). The Polarization Lab will begin to review applications on March 15, 2024, until a candidate is hired.

Additional information about the Polarization Lab can be found at https://www.polarizationlab.com/

Contact information for Polarization Lab Directors: 

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Further Info:
Box 90251, 214 Old Chemistry
Durham, NC 27708