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2533 - IU Network Science Institute Assistant Research Scientist-Systems Biology - Direct link to PeopleAdmin

Job Summary

Indiana University is making a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to create and expand the infrastructure for research and training in network science through the establishment of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI).

IUNI seeks applicants for an Assistant Research Scientist. This position will be appointed for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal based on exemplary performance and anticipated continued funding. Qualified candidates will have completed a PhD in systems or computational biology, bioinformatics, network science, complex systems, or a related discipline with a focus on biological systems.

The primary role of this position is to collaboratively conduct research and technical activities in systems biology bridging network science approaches and human health. Special opportunities and data sets are available in the application to brain structure, connectivity and function as applied to aging and cognition including Alzheimer's disease. Related opportunities include access to "multiple–omics" data sets including next generation sequencing, transcriptome, proteomic, metabolomic and other data sets in relation to electronic medical records, brain imaging and social network phenotypes. However the expertise and methodological skills we seek are broadly applicable to many problem areas in computational biology and bioinformatics, data science, machine learning, knowledge engineering, data science, computational social science and social network analysis that involve biological systems, carried out as part of the Institute's research mission. These activities focus particularly on the research hubs called Health and/or Health Care, which focus on how network connections from genes to individual brains to global culture influence health, illness/disease, and biological systems from individuals to population outcomes. This research core will involve both targeted data sets and large-scale networks. Core activities will involve data analysis and modeling using available network tools, as well as the design of new methodologies and data processing routines. A key function of the position is to effectively interface research efforts at the Institute with those going on in other IU schools and campuses especially the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) and to promote the overall goals of IUNI. This position will be housed in Indianapolis at the IU School of Medicine.

IUNI web site: http://iuni.iu.edu/.

Interested candidates should review the requirements at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2533 and submit their application including a cover letter that describes a network science research agenda and how applicants might engage in collaborative research projects with IUNI faculty, CV, and the name, email address and institutional affiliation/position of three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted via Indiana University's online applicant tracking system (http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2533) for consideration. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Andy Saykin at IUNIjobs@iu.edu.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have completed a PhD in systems or computational biology, bioinformatics, network science, complex systems, or a related discipline with a focus on biological systems.


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3243- Research Scientist in Social Science and Social Network Analysis - Direct link to PeopleAdmin

Job Summary

Indiana University is making a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment to create and expand the infrastructure for research and training in network science through the establishment of the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI). IUNI seeks applicants for a research scientist opening in Social Science; rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates will have completed a PhD in sociology, political science, business, management, complex systems, or other relevant discipline.

The primary role of this position is to conduct research and technical activities that arise in the area of social network analysis carried out as part of the Institute’s research mission. The work of this position will focus particularly on egocentric or personal network research and potentially some whole or complete network analysis. Knowledge of community-based survey methods is required. The incumbent will play a key role on the cohort study that is part of the recently announced IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative (http://grandchallenges.iu.edu/). In the early years, the incumbent will lead the population-based cohort survey of the adult population of Indiana residents, which has a multi-faceted study design similar to the first stage of the Adolescent Health Study (Add Health). The incumbent will have the opportunity to be involved from the beginning in the development of the study protocol and data collection processes, as well as training and supervising field staff. The position will be based in Bloomington, Indiana and some in-state travel will be required. In addition, the incumbent will have access to a wide range of other data sources and some time to pursue his or her own research agenda. Core activities of the position also include grant writing, data analysis and interpretation, presentation and publication of scientific findings.

Importantly, the incumbent will enjoy a primary affiliation with the relatively new, Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI), a global leader in interdisciplinary network science (http://iuni.iu.edu/). IUNI is the result of a multi-million dollar investment by the university’s highest levels of administration to create a collaborative resource for cutting edge network science across IU’s campuses. Disciplines represented by IUNI affiliated faculty are too numerous to mention and include, physics, computer science, sociology, neuroscience, medicine, dentistry, toxicology, cognitive science, computational social science, informatics, library science, political science, bioinformatics and more. These researchers study a range of topics from mental health stigma, to addictions, brain connectomics, social media, alzheimer’s disease, science of science, cancer biology, the environment, and more.

Application instructions

Interested candidates should review the requirements at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/3243 and submit their application including a cover letter that describes a network science research agenda and how applicants might engage in collaborative research projects with IUNI faculty, CV, and the name, email address and institutional affiliation/position of three references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted via Indiana University’s online applicant tracking system (http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/3243) for consideration. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Bernice Pescosolido at IUNIjobs@iu.edu. Address: 1001 E SR 45/46 Bypass Bloomington, IN 47408 Indiana University Bloomington is a major public research university with 1,700 faculty and 38,000 students. The beautiful campus hosts 110 research centers and institutes, as well as a wide array of distinguished academic departments and schools. IU is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have completed a PhD in sociology, political science, business or management, complex systems, or other relevant discipline.