Postdoctorate / PhD Thesis

Currently we offer the following positions.


PhD opening (Social Sciences) in the multidisciplinary project “Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Society“

We offer: A fully funded PhD position within a cutting edge research project and training with leading experts in the fields of computational social science and complex systems. We offer an employment contract for up to three years with a salary according to Austrian standards. The successful candidate will join the research activities, hence contribute to the development of the project, and is expected to complete the PhD thesis within this period. The position is tied to the Vienna Research Group “Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Society“ and the successful candidate will work in collaboration with computer scientists, social scientists, and physicists to understand emotions and health through digital traces.

We search for: Excellent creative and highly motivated young scientists with a master degree or equivalent in psychology, sociology, or related social science disciplines. The candidate must have high interest in multidisciplinary research and a critical, open-minded and collaborative spirit.

Your profile: You must be within your first four years of research experience after completion of your master degree or equivalent; you cannot hold a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment; you must be proficient in the English language both written and spoken. Confidence in quantitative methods, statistics and statistical software (preferably R) is required. Experience with other technologies or programming languages is a plus.

Application: Candidates send their application material to garcia@csh.ac.at and cosy@meduniwien.ac.at with the subject line: “PhD in Vienna Research Group – Social Sciences“. Application material includes a CV, a list of publications (if available), a detailed research statement (why do you think you are an excellent candidate), and additional material that helps us to understand that you are knowledgeable in social sciences, research oriented, technically skilled, creative in general, and cooperative. Please also include names and full contact addresses of at least two individuals that will be willing to write a letter of recommendation for you.

Application deadline: September 1st, 2017

We are: The Section for Science of Complex Systems is a research group working in the theoretical foundations of complexity and its applications. Please, have a look to the website of the group: http://www.complex-systems.meduniwien.ac.at/about/ The Complexity Science Hub Vienna is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. Please see http://csh.ac.at/ Contact: Anita Wanjek

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PhD opening (Computer Science) in the multidisciplinary project “Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Society“

We offer: A fully funded PhD position within a cutting edge research project and training with leading experts in the fields of computational social science and complex systems. We offer an employment contract for up to three years with a salary according to Austrian standards. The successful candidate will join the research activities, hence contribute to the development of the project, and is expected to complete the PhD thesis within this period. The position is tied to the Vienna Research Group “Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Society“ and the successful candidate will work in collaboration with computer scientists, social scientists, and physicists to understand emotions and health through digital traces.

We search for: Excellent creative and highly motivated young scientists with a master degree or equivalent in information sciences, computer science, or related disciplines. The candidate must have high interest in multidisciplinary research and a critical, open-minded and collaborative spirit.

Your profile: You must be within your first four years of research experience after completion of your master degree or equivalent; you cannot hold a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment; you must be proficient in the English language both written and spoken. Good knowledge and experience in programming languages for data retrieval and statistics (for example python and R) is required. Knowledge and experience on Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Data Visualization, and/or Big Data methods will be considered a plus.

Application: Candidates send their application material to garcia@csh.ac.at and cosy@meduniwien.ac.at with the subject line: “PhD in Vienna Research Group – Computer Science“. Application material includes a CV, a list of publications (if available), a detailed research statement (why do you think you are an excellent candidate), and additional material that helps us to understand your skills and experience and that you are research oriented, creative in general, and cooperative. Please also include names and full contact addresses of at least two individuals that will be willing to write a letter of recommendation for you.

Application deadline: October 1st, 2017

We are: The Section for Science of Complex Systems is a research group working in the theoretical foundations of complexity and its applications. Please, have a look to the website of the group: http://www.complex-systems.meduniwien.ac.at/about/ The Complexity Science Hub is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. Please see http://csh.ac.at/ Contact: Anita Wanjek

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Postdoc opening in the multidisciplinary project “Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Society“

We offer: A fully funded Postdoc position within a cutting edge research project and training with leading experts in the fields of computational social science and complex systems. We offer a position for an initial period of two years with a salary according to Austrian standards. The successful candidate is expected to play a leading role in the project, designing, managing, executing, and publishing research in collaboration with PhD students and faculty. The position is tied to the Vienna Research Group “Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Society“ and the successful candidate will work in collaboration with computer scientists, social scientists, and physicists to understand emotions and health through digital traces.

We search for: Excellent creative and highly motivated scientists with a PhD in complex systems, network science, statistical physics, computational social science, or related disciplines. The candidate must have high interest in multidisciplinary research and a genuine interest in the social sciences, and a critical, open-minded and collaborative spirit.

Your profile: You must be within the first four years of research experience after completion of your PhD degree; you must be proficient in the English language both written and spoken. Good knowledge and experience in modelling and statistical analysis is required. Experience in programming languages for data retrieval and statistics (for example python and R) as well as formal education in the social sciences will be considered a plus.

Application: Candidates send their application material to garcia@csh.ac.at and cosy@meduniwien.ac.at with the subject line: “Postdoc in Vienna Research Group“. Application material includes a CV, a list of publications, a detailed research statement (why do you think you are an excellent candidate), and additional material that helps us to understand that you are knowledgeable in complexity science, research oriented, technically skilled, creative in general, and cooperative. Please also include names and full contact addresses of at least two individuals that will be willing to write a letter of recommendation for you.

Application deadline: October 1st, 2017

We are: The Section for Science of Complex Systems is a research group working in the theoretical foundations of complexity and its applications. Please, have a look to the website of the group: http://www.complex-systems.meduniwien.ac.at/about/ The Complexity Science Hub Vienna is a joint initiative of AIT, IIASA, Medical University of Vienna, TU Graz, TU Wien, and Vienna University of Economics and Business. The objective of the hub is to host, educate, and inspire complex systems scientists who are dedicated to collect, handle, aggregate, and make sense of big data in ways that are directly valuable for science and society. Focus areas include smart cities, innovation dynamics, medical, social, ecological, and economic systems. Please see http://csh.ac.at/ Contact: Anita Wanjek

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