The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Princeton University seek applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior research position as part of a multi-university team conducting research on efforts by foreign powers to influence politics in democracies and the circulation of COVID related disinformation. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will play a key role in testing and developing technologies to measure online influence efforts in elections as well as conducting broader research on how political campaigns are carried out across social and traditional media. Successful candidates should expect to actively participate in the intellectual life of the School and relevant research communities across departments. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits will be offered.The ESOC team seeks candidates with exceptional potential who have experience applying machine learning tools to large text corpora in communications, computer science, data science, economics, political science, sociology, or other applied field. Preference will be given to scholars with a successful track record of applying innovative technology in operational settings in addition to research experience. Relevant language skills (Russian, Chinese, or major European languages) will be taken into account. It is preferred that candidates would have less than three years of post-PhD research experience by the start of the appointment.Applicants should apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/19542 and submit a letter of introduction of no more than 3 pages, a CV, and contact information for three recommendations.Screening of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the needs of the research team. Interested applicants are welcome to contact Professor Jacob N. Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org). This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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