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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The position is located in Jolley Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral research associate (non-tenure track) position.
We are searching for candidates who apply advanced machine learning and computational techniques to problems in the social sciences including causal inference, measurement, or mechanism design. Ideal applicants will either have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field with significant research interests in the social sciences, or have a Ph.D. from the social sciences with particular training in advanced computational methods.
The appointment begins in the Fall 2018 semester and is expected to continue for one academic year with potential to extend for a second year given satisfactory performance and available funding. There is no teaching requirement with the position. The successful candidate will be supervised by Profs. Sanmay Das and Roman Garnett from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and work collaboratively with Profs. Jacob Montgomery and Betsy Sinclair in the Department of Political Science and Prof. Patrick Fowler at the Brown School.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Political Science, Economics, or a related field. Candidates should also have experience in both applied data analysis and software development in R, Python, Matlab, or similar languages.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Completed applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. Please visit the Washington University Human Resources web page (http://hr.wustl.edu/opportunities/Pages/default.aspx) and search for job requisition number 39552. Candidates should create an account, complete the application form and upload a CV and supporting materials. Please follow the directions below for uploading documents to your profile.
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Base pay commensurate with experience.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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