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Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Social Simulation - #20671

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Social Simulation
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Position Number 20671
Class Title Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Social Simulation
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training (SMST) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral scholar positions in computational social simulation. The selected candidates will contribute to a multi-year, multi-institution team project to advance understanding and practice of online social simulation. The position is located at the UCF SMST. Selected candidates must have the ability to conduct independent research, publish academic manuscripts, develop and execute computational experiments, and support administration. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Job duties include:
1. Conducting specific research projects under the direction of a principal investigator.
2. Supporting proposal development, manuscript writing, and related grant activities.
3. Developing and executing computer programs to run experiments and to support research activities.
Position Minimum Qualifications Earned Ph.D. from an accredited university in a relevant discipline, such as computer science, statistics, information systems, computational social sciences, computational simulation, modeling and simulation (M&S), or a closely related discipline. Candidates who expect to earn their Ph.D. within six months will be considered; however, Ph.D. must be completed by the start of the appointment.
Preferences 1. Demonstrated record of high-quality, peer-reviewed academic publications.
2. Excellent knowledge and skills in social network analysis, machine learning, statistical analysis, and computational simulation.
3. Proficiency in computer programming using major programming languages.
4. Strong knowledge in social and behavioral disciplines.
5. Effective communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
6. Experience and knowledge in simulation software tools and in Linux systems administration.
Special Conditions Legal authorization to be employed full-time in the United States for the duration of position is required.
This is a full-time, 12-month position supported by contracts and grants funding (C&G) and is contingent upon available funding.
Applicants for this position will also be considered for postdoctoral scholar position number 20056.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
Additional Application Materials Required UCF requires all applications be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, http://www.jobswithucf.com. In addition to the online application, interested candidates must upload the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) a recent CV documenting the applicant’s education, experience, publications and/or papers in progress, technical skills, and recognitions; 3) a professional statement of research interests and evidence of excellence; and 4) a list of names, affiliations, and contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers) of at least three professional references.
Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Wingyan Chung at wchung@ucf.edu, or Ms. Naya Ramirez, search committee coordinator, at nramirez@ucf.edu.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701449
Job Open Date 02/15/2019
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Graduate Studies
Department Research-Institute for Simulation and Training (IST)
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Postdoctoral
Job Category Postdoctoral
Work Location Orlando (Main)
Quick Link http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/56372


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