Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Postdoc Position in Computational Social Science

Posted: 4/28/2020 (Employment)

The Lazer Lab at Northeastern University is conducting a search for a postdoctoral fellow in computational social science. The core research duties of the fellow will be to conduct research around social media and misinformation, with particular foci around the two topics of politics and COVID-19.

Requirements for the position include: PhD in computer science, or a social science, or related field. Strong computational skills, and experience collecting and analyzing social media are essential. The position would be for two years; starting date would be negotiable, but sooner is preferable. Compensation would be competitive. Location would begin as virtual, but would transition to the Network Science Institute at Northeastern in Boston as conditions allow.  Application should include: cover letter, CV, writing sample, and two letters of reference. Please send materials to, with subject line that says “postdoc application for [your name]”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and no decision will be made before May 4.

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Location: (Open until filled)