Join the CSSI Community

The Kellogg Center for Science of Science & Innovation offers several opportunities to be a part of this expanding community. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions with data.

Save the date for the inaugural International Conference for Science of Science and Innovation (ICSSI) on March 16-18, 2022 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together both producers and consumers of scientific research, including academics, experts from industry and government agencies, as well as policymakers, investors and administrators. With this broadly inclusive group, it is our goal to better inform scientific inquiry in a way that significantly improves its practical relevance for policies and communities writ large.

Postdoctoral Fellow at Kellogg CSSI

Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) is seeking exceptional candidates for a post-doctoral fellow position. Candidates will be housed in the Center for Science of Science and Innovation, directed by Prof. Dashun Wang. We have a broadly defined research agenda, exploring diverse topics related to Science of Science, Innovation, AI, Computational Social Science, and Network Science. The initial term is one year with the possibility for renewal. Flexible on start date.


We are seeking a post-doctoral fellow. We are open to all areas of research related to innovation, especially interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise on machine learning. Candidates must have a proven record of publications and need to have completed projects that demonstrate a proven ability to work with data.



•        Ph.D. in fields including computational social science, complex systems, physics, computer science, network science, economics, applied mathematics, or other related fields

•        Prior experience of programming and working with large-scale data

•        Participation and activity in the scientific community

•        Strong communication skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment


Applications should include:

•        Cover letter, describing your interest in and qualifications for this position;

•        Curriculum vitae (including publications list);

•        2 published papers, or equivalent writing samples that you are most proud of and which best demonstrate your expertise and fit for the position;

•        One research statement (2-4 pages) that outlines both your research achievements and agenda and your service and outreach activities and plans;

•        The names and contact information of three letter writers; 

•        A link to a professional webpage and Google Scholar page (if applicable).

Applications should be submitted online here.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to get in touch with us at with questions, especially if related to competing offers/timelines that warrant an expedited review of the application.


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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