Job Summary: As part of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University, we are seeking to hire a full-time research associate to work within the Landscape Ecology & Ecosystem Science (LEES) Lab and to be a part of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. The initial appointment will be for one year, with an option for reappointment on a year-to-year basis for up to three years, based on performance. We seek applicants that use data science tools to answer social science-relevant questions, with a special interest in coupling ecosystems and global change. We are particularly interested in candidates that can strengthen the University's research in quantitative analysis of complex multi-scale data. The successful candidate will be expected to work under the direction of the LEES Lab and actively contribute to the Social Science Data Analytics initiative at MSU. The successful candidate will join other research associates and faculty as members of the Social Science Data Analytics initiative. There is no teaching obligation for this position, but the successful candidate is welcome to contribute to the growing curricular and training options on Social Science Data Analytics at MSU. Review of applicants will begin on November 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The start-date for the position is August 15, 2016, but earlier start times can be negotiated. You must apply for this position via Michigan State University Applicant Page (MAP). Please access the MAP system at https://jobs.msu.edu. Please submit a letter of interest, CV and sample of research along with 2 letters of recommendation. MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer.
Minimum Requirements: The requirements include 1) a Ph.D. with a background in a social science field or research experience relevant to the position; and 2) training in Statistics or Computer Science.
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