Recruiting for Postdoctoral Scholar

UPDATE: This position is now closed.

I recently received in NIH R01 grant for $1.74m to fund a project examining how team communication networks impact collaboration success. Part of this funding will support a postdoctoral scholar to work with me at UCLA on building a computational model of team collaboration. (For related models see Hong and Page, 2001 and 2004; Lazer and Friedman, 2007.) See below for the complete position description and application instructions (downloadable here).

The Department of Communication Studies at UCLA is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scholar to help develop a computational model of team networks and collaboration.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Professor PJ Lamberson on an NIH funded project examining the characteristics of successful teams, the leading indicators of impending team failure, and potential policies for increasing the productivity of team science and problem solving. The project will employ a computational agent-based modeling approach. In addition to collaborating with Professor Lamberson, the postdoc will also have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the project team including Nosh Contractor, Leslie DeChurch, and Brian Uzzi from Northwestern University’s School of Communication, Kellogg School of Management, and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). A wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds will be considered. Key qualifications are experience with computational modeling, complex systems, and network analysis.

To apply, please send:

1. A cover letter explaining your interests and qualification for the position

2. A CV, and

3. At least two letters of recommendation


Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.

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