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2nd International School on Informatics and Dynamics in Complex Networks

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2nd International School on Informatics and Dynamics in Complex Networks
University of Catania, Catania, Italy 10 -14 February 2020
Application Deadline: December 20th 2019

The school is organized at the University of Catania, Italy, by the Department of Electrical Electronics and Computer Science and the Cometa Consortium, with the technical sponsorship of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity.
It consists of a series of lectures given by leading scientists in the field, aiming at providing a comprehensive treatment from background material to advanced results. The school is specially directed to PhD students and young researchers interested to the diverse aspects of the theory and applications of complex networks in science and engineering. The school aims at encouraging cross-disciplinary discussions between participants and speakers and start new joint researches.

SPEAKERS:
Stefano Boccaletti  -- ICS - CNR
Manlio De Domenico --  FBK Trento
Jesus Gomez-Gardenes -- University of Zaragoza
Vito Latora  -- University of Catania
Tiago de Paula Peixoto -- Central European Univ.
Andrea Tagarelli   --  University of Calabria

For more information, see: http://isidcn.dieei.unict.it/ISI%26DCN/Home.html

Cambridge Methods In Cognitive Neuroscience Day

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The next Cambridge Methods In Cognitive Neuroscience Day will take place on 26th November 2019 in the Lecture Theatre of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

The day will consist of a number of short talks by cognitive neuroscientists from Cambridge grouped into several sessions covering (f)MRI, EEG/MEG/ECoG, Data Collection and Statistical Methodology.

Throughout the day, several talks will discuss network science approaches, e.g. a talk on 'The garden of forking (shortest) paths:  reproducibility of graph theoretical properties' by Andrea Luppi, 'Network models of behavioural data' by Jessica Fritz and 'Multilayer brain networks' by Kanad Mandke.

Attendance is open to everyone, no registration required. However, spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information, see: http://imaging.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/methods/MethodsDaySchedule

Data science for physics and astronomy scoping workshop

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The Alan Turing Institute
Monday 02 Dec 2019 - Tuesday 03 Dec 2019
Time: 10:30 - 16:30

This hands-on workshop will bring together physics and astronomy researchers, data science practitioners, as well as industry partners and public sector funders at The Alan-Turing Institute to discuss current challenges and opportunities in data science for physics and astronomy, launch new interdisciplinary collaborations, and work towards a more permanent forum for data science knowledge exchange.

For more information, and to apply to attend, see: https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/data-science-physics-and-astronomy-scoping-workshop

yrCCS- Bridge grants

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Young researchers of the Complex Systems Society- bridge grants

The bridge grants provide partial support for short visits. We fund 500 euros for within-continent visits and 1000 euros for visits between different continents. The funds awarded will have to be used during 2020 solar year. yrCSS guarantees short response time after the application deadline.

To be eligible, the recipients of the bursary, here called visiting and receiving candidates, should be young researchers as defined by the yrCSS rules, and members of the Complex Systems Society.

Deadline: December 15th, 2019

For more information, see: http://yrcss.cssociety.org/bridge-grants/

Postdoc position on creative team networks- Warwick

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We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow as part of the European Research Council Advanced Senior Investigator Award entitled "Diversity and Performance: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams" led by Professor David Stark of the Warwick Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) working closely with Professor Balazs Vedres of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. The project runs for five years, and a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow is sought for one year commencing January 2020 or as soon as possible. For more about the project see

http://blogs.cim.warwick.ac.uk/diversityandperformance/

The candidate should have strong quantitative analytic skills, be familiar with network analytic theories and methods, and have experience capturing and shaping large datasets about team ecosystems in cultural/artistic activities, business, or other fields. The project is a collaboration with several European universities and the postholder will be expected to attend team project meetings whether at Warwick or elsewhere. The position includes a travel budget to attend conferences, workshops, and research meetings.

Closing date for applying:  14 November 2019.

Click here to apply:

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5062452&ownertype=fair&jcode=1837378&vt_template=1457&adminview=1

Lindemann Trust Fellowships

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The Lindemann Trust, in partnership with the English-Speaking Union, offers up to five 2-year fellowships, each worth $50,000 a year for postdoctoral scientists to carry out research in the USA.

The Lindemann Trust Fellowships are awarded to graduates of exceptional promise in both the pure and applied physical sciences who have shown capacity for producing original research. These Fellowships enable postdoctoral scientists to pursue research in the USA without financial difficulty, and without being obliged to take up paid employment.

The Lindemann Trust supports research in the fields of:

- Astronomy
- Biophysics
- Chemistry
- Engineering
- Geology
- Geophysics
- Mathematics
- Physics

To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Hold British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship AND be normally resident in the UK
- Either be in the final stages of your doctoral studies at a UK university, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university within the last three academic years

The deadline for applications is Monday, 3rd February 2020. Please visit www.esu.org/lindemann for more information where applicants can also see our Notes for Applicants for full details on the fellowships and application process.

MPI postdoc position

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The Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany) is seeking qualified applicants for a postdoctoral project on subsistence strategies in mixed economies.

The overarching aims of the project are to consider the relationships between socioeconomic status, kinship, environmental variability and subsistence decision-making in mixed economies. From an applied perspective, the research also seeks to identify cultural factors that promote Inuit food security and well-being. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to conduct analyses of existing foraging, social network, economic, and/or qualitative interview data from an Inuit community in Nunavik, Canada. Potential topical foci for the postdoctoral research may include food transfers, land use patterns, prey and patch choice during foraging, among other possibilities.

The contract period is for 3 years, and the appointment is based in Leipzig. The salary is according to the German public service pay scale (TVöD).

The start date of the position is flexible. All applications received by Dec. 01, 2019 will be considered.

Postdoctoral Position in Science of Science at UCLA

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA Department of Sociology

Jacob Foster (UCLA Department of Sociology; Affiliate, Center for Social Statistics) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to begin in January 2020 or earlier (start date negotiable). Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second. The position is part of a major project in "Diverse Intelligences," funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Diverse Intelligences is a new transdisciplinary initiative that aims to break new ground in the study of mind, cognition, and intelligence (of diverse forms and manifestations) by pulling down the barriers between disciplines. The postdoc will lead projects that apply methods from the "science of science" to the study of this emerging research community, helping us to understand how collective intelligence is socially produced by scientific fields.
Ideal candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field. We are open to candidates from both computational science backgrounds (e.g., information science, cognitive science, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, network science) or social science backgrounds (e.g., sociology, history and philosophy of science, science & technology studies). Candidates must have some expertise in techniques relevant to computational social science (e.g., network analysis, machine learning, natural language processing). While candidates need not have experience studying scientists, scientific publications, and other traces of scientific activity, such background is certainly desirable.

The postdoc will be embedded in a vibrant community of computational social scientists at UCLA, with ties to scholars with substantive expertise across the disciplines that study Diverse Intelligences.

Informal inquiries from potential applicants regarding details of the position, candidate suitability, etc. should be sent to foster@soc.ucla.edu. Formal application materials should include a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests and experience, contact information for three references, and up to three publications. Applications will be considered on a rotating basis until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant/Associate Professor job at University College Dublin

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Sociology, University College Dublin, School of Sociology (Permanent - Commencing on 1st September 2020)

https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 10th January 2020

Applications are invited for one permanent post of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on level of experience. We are seeking candidates who can make a significant contribution in a substantive area of sociology, particularly candidates who specialise in social media or digital sociology from quantitative and statistical perspectives, and who can teach modules in computational sociology.

Assistant Professor Salary Scale: €53,773 - €84,544 per annum.

OR

Associate Professor Salary Scale: €69,865 - €97,595 per annum

The School of Sociology at University College Dublin holds a premier place in the field of sociology in Ireland. It has a longstanding commitment to societally relevant research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and the provision of innovative and dynamic programmes at graduate and undergraduate levels. These programmes are underpinned by an extensive and diverse range of staff specialisms that address the defining issues of the day. Teaching and research in the school generally coheres around the following themes: Comparative Social Change; Health, Wellbeing and Society; Crime, Violence and Conflict; Cultural Sociology; Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies; Demography; Social Network Analysis and Computational Sociology.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

Assistant Professor, Network Science, Department of Computer Science- Calgary

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The Department of Computer Science (CPSC), in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary seeks outstanding candidates for a Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants must possess a PhD in Computer Science (or equivalent) at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high quality journals and conferences. Successful applicants must also show a strong willingness to contribute to the department's innovative teaching and research initiatives.

Applicants are sought in the area of Network Science.

The successful applicant must have demonstrated expertise in complex networks in information processing systems. This includes the study of network properties, formation mechanisms, and analysis and classification of networked systems. As a position in computer science, particular emphasis is placed on computer networks, mobile communication networks, social networks, semantic networks, and other networked systems with highly dynamic properties. To foster interdisciplinary research, we also encourage candidates with expertise in biological networks and other dynamic, distributed information processing systems.

The hiring committee will review applications starting November 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.  Hiring decisions will be finalized by Spring 2020, with the successful candidate joining the University of Calgary in July 2020.

For more information, see: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/4530034-assistant-professor-network-science-department-of-computer-science

Open position at the startup Turbine (www.turbine.ai)

last modified Oct 21, 2019 04:31 PM

Product Manager position in Cell Modeling Team at Turbine.AI in Hungary

Cell Modeling Team's vision is building the world's most advanced computational model of cellular signaling. Our signaling model is customized to particular tissues with OMICS data then brought to life by dynamic network simulations, exhibiting biologically accurate phenotypic behaviour.

We seek outstanding applicants familiar with computational biology and modeling, systems biology, bioinformatics, biological data but also leadership.

For more information, visit: https://turbineai.typeform.com/to/UT0VlJ

Deadline for application: 25th of October

Postdoctoral position at the Barabási lab in Boston, Massachusetts

last modified Oct 21, 2019 04:31 PM

The lab of Professor Albert-László Barabási, together with the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and the Division of Network Medicine at Harvard University, is looking for postdoctoral research associates in the area of network science, biological networks and food, science of science, and machine learning/AI. We are seeking motivated individuals with interest in applying network science toward social, physical, and biological/food systems. The ideal candidate has a physics, computational sociology, computer science, mathematics, or chemistry/engineering PhD, and previous working experience in network science.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.barabasilab.com/jobs.

CNDay 2019- slides available online

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Many of the speakers' slides from CNDay 2019 are now available online, along with a blog post about the day: https://www.cnn.group.cam.ac.uk/cambridge-networks-day

Enjoy!

Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference

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Mark your calendars for Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference!

July 6-11, 2021 in Washington, DC (Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill)
Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference
http://networks2021.net

The leadership of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) and the Network Science Society (NSS) are excited to announce their first joint annual conference in 2021. This meeting will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary students, scholars, and practitioners to come together and share their ideas and work on the science of networks. It will feature innovative plenary talks, parallel and poster presentation opportunities. In addition, there will be preconference workshops and satellite meetings, and a School in the tradition of NetSci that offers lectures from distinguished networks researchers.

For more information and to sign up for periodic announcements about opportunities to participate, please visit our website at http://networks2021.net and follow us on social media (@networks2021 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

COMPLENET 2020

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11th International Conference on Complex Networks
​31 March-3 April 2020 - Exeter, UK

http://complenet.org/

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: 20 October 2019
Notification of acceptance: 8 December 2019
Submission of Camera-Ready (papers): 15 December 2019

HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit your contribution through easychair here https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=complenet2020

SPEAKERS
Dirk Brockmann | Humboldt University, Germany
Yamir Moreno  | University of Zaragoza, Spain
Adilson Motter  | Northwestern University, USA
Clara Granell  | Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Filippo Simini  | University of Bristol, UK
Michael Batty  | University College London, UK
Tiago de Paula Peixoto | University of Bath, UK

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to CompleNet 2020, 11th workshop on Complex Networks (www.complenet.org), to take place in Exeter, UK, on March 31st-April 3rd 2020.
The 11th international workshop on complex networks (CompleNet 2020) aims at bringing together researchers working on areas related to complex networks. In the past two decades scientific research has witnessed a remarkable increase in studies in this field. Applied to problems that span from biology to computer sciences, from economics to social sciences, complex networks are becoming increasingly pervasive in many fields of science. It is this interdisciplinary nature of the complex networks approach that the workshop is addressing.

Theory and algorithms in data science seminar series

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This seminar provides a forum for researchers working in foundational areas of Data Science (and related fields). All talks are held at the Alan Turing Institute, London.

Upcoming talks are listed here: https://turing-seminar.github.io/

If you would like to attend, please contact the organisers via the link above.

Cambridge Big Data

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Big Data research at Cambridge brings together fundamental research into data analysis methods with applications in science, medicine, technology and society.

You can register to receive CBD newsletters here- https://www.bigdata.cam.ac.uk/user/register

You can also see a list of their upcoming events here- https://www.bigdata.cam.ac.uk/events

Presidential Research Fellowship in White-Collar Crime at Manchester

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This is an exciting job opportunity for an early career researcher (not more than 5 years since PhD award). Essentially, it is a four-year Fellowship geared towards researching white-collar crime that has no teaching in the first year, very little in the second year followed by small increases in the years after. After the fourth year, the contract will be made permanent.

Social network researchers are highly advised to apply.

For more information, see: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=17976

Deadline: 21/10/2019

Postdoc in immuno-oncology

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Dr Vera Pancaldi is looking for post-docs to work on network models of intercellular interactions in immuno-oncology. Background in modelling essential and a strong interest in biology required. The team is located at the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT), which is an INSERM laboratory associated with one of France's biggest cancer hospitals offering state-of-the-art technologies including advanced imaging and single-cell approaches. The team is co-affiliated to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center Life Science department and is generously funded for 5 years.

Future developments in the region will make the area one of the biggest life-science campuses in Europe.

https://www.crct-inserm.fr/en/21-v-pancaldi-2/

https://www.bsc.es/pancaldi-vera

Please contact vera.pancaldi@inserm.fr if interested.

Postdoctoral Fellowship for an ERC project on Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams

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The ESADE Institute for Entrepreneurship is searching for Postdoctoral Researchers interested in Network Science and Cognition. We offer one or two postdoctoral positions (depending on quality of candidates), to be funded by a Horizon 2020 project titled "BLINDSPOT - Diversity and Performance: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams". The postdoc researcher will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Professor David Stark, and the CO-PI, Matteo Prato. A description of the project can be found here:

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/204870/factsheet/en
http://blogs.cim.warwick.ac.uk/diversityandperformance/

We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative analytic skills. Advanced coding skills (in R, Python, or Julia) are required. The candidate must hold a PhD in economics, management, sociology, psychology, computer science, information systems or a related field. The position is based in ESADE (Sant Cugat Campus). This is a full-time position for 1 year (renewable for a 2nd year), starting in November 2019 (negotiable). The position includes a travel budget to attend conferences, summer schools and research meetings.

Responsibilities will include:

1) Data collection and analysis
2) Preparation of the deliverables and reports for the funded project
3) Co-authorship of academic articles based upon research activities
4) Preparations of competitive funding proposals in future funding

Please send your CV, a motivation letter and a sample of your scholarly work to Matteo Prato (matteo.prato@esade.edu) Please state in the subject of your email "Post-Doctoral Researcher".  Applications are welcome anytime up to October 18, 2019, with evaluations of applications ongoing throughout September up to the deadline and until the position is filled.