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.

Lead Data Scientist

Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) is seeking exceptional candidates for a full-time, Lead Data Scientist position at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI). The Lead Data Scientist will work on projects that collect and analyze large-scale datasets to advance our understandings of innovation and creativity. This role will also support researchers at CSSI, strengthen our connections with collaborators, and will work on large-scale data science projects related to innovation, broadly defined.

 

Candidates must thrive in an academic environment, have experience in independently managing projects, and the ability to communicate results to different stakeholders.  

 

Job Summary: Leads data management and analysis team involved in querying, extracting, managing, and analyzing multiple, complex datasets ensuring data integrity, quality, and timeliness of results. Oversees the deployment of reporting and analytical solutions.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and several years of data analysis or similar experience
  • Programming languages and frameworks: Python, R, Unix/Linux
  • Advanced analytics and data science skills
  • Experience with data mining techniques and database design
  • Critical thinking, decision making, problem-solving
  • Facilitate collaboration, code documentation, collaboration, and teamwork

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, or other related fields
  • Self-starter with a high level of intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Experience with implementing and managing software in cloud-based environments such as Azure or AWS
  • Industry or startup experience with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Experience with data visualization and network analysis is a plus


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 cssi@kellogg.northwestern.edu 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.

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.

 

Qualifications

•        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 cssi@kellogg.northwestern.edu 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.

Research Assistant Professor at Kellogg CSSI

Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern) is seeking exceptional candidates for full-time, academic research positions at the rank of research assistant professor. Candidates will be housed in the Center for Science of Science and Innovation. 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 of these positions is one year with the possibility for renewal. Target start date is flexible.  

 

Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are also interested in asking bold, new questions with data. Candidates must have a proven record of publications in top-tier journals and conferences and need to have completed projects that demonstrate a proven ability to work with data.

 

Qualifications

  • PhD in fields including computational social science, complex systems, statistical physics, 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
  • The 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 on-line: Research Assistant Professor: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/OTAy

 

Applications will be accepted until filled. Candidates are encouraged to get in touch with us cssi@kellogg.northwestern.edu with questions, especially if related to potential delays/uncertainties caused by COVID.

 

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.

Visiting Pre-doc Research Intern at Kellogg CSSI

Job Summary: The Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is looking for exceptional predoctoral students for visiting research intern positions. CSSI has a broadly defined research agenda, exploring diverse topics related to Science of Science, Innovation, AI, Computational Social Science, and Network Science.


As the CSSI pre-doc research intern, students will gain valuable first-hand research experience and data analytics skills. Interns will be directly involved in, and in some cases, lead cutting-edge research and have the opportunity to work closely with senior Ph.D. students, postdocs, faculty at the center.

The target start date is flexible. The initial term is one year with the possibility of renewal. Our priority is to attract technically strong students who are determined to pursue a Ph.D. program in related areas. Candidates must have an aptitude for developing advanced programming and analytic skills for working with large data.


Responsibilities:

  • Participation in project development
  • Data entry, crawling, and cleaning
  • Data analysis and modeling
  • Writing, formatting, and editing reports and works for dissemination

Qualification:

  • Bachelor/Master degree in applied math, complex systems, physics, computer science, network science, economics, computational social science, or other related fields.
  • Completion of undergraduate-level coursework involving programming
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.                                       
  • Strong initiative and a resourceful approach to problem-solving and learning.
  • Strong attention to detail with superb organization skills
  • The ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment

 

Required Documents: Candidates must have an affiliation (enrolled in school or hold employment/affiliation through a business) for the duration of their appointment. Applications will be accepted until filled. Applications should be submitted on-line. Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to cssi.intern@gmail.com. Please include your last name in the subject line. 

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