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Vacancies for 6 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

We are currently recruiting 6 Post-doctoral Research Fellows with expertise in social research methods to work within the Trento Center for Social Research Methods (Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento).

Objective:

  • To offer 6 bright, promising early career researchers the possibility to further develop their innovative and technical skills, to further build their own research networks, and to gain research autonomy.
  • To strengthen the diversity of research methods and techniques in the department.
  • To enrich the methodological and technical skills available in the department.
  • To develop the scientific collaboration between the post-doctoral fellows and the existing research in the department.

The application deadline is: 19/02/2020, 12:00 (noon), CET.

Below you can find the core topics for each of the three calls:

  • quantitative research of survey data, administrative data, or quasi-experiments,
  • qualitative research techniques, and/or techniques for textual, narrative, data,
  • computational/digital sociology and social network analysis.

 

Quantitative research of survey data, administrative data, and/or quasi-experiments

The Trento Center for Social Research Methods is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral research fellows with experience in quantitative research of survey data, administrative data, or quasi-experiments. This includes, among others:

  • advanced analysis for longitudinal data (such as panel data, pseudo panel, time series cross-sectional data, sequence analysis, and event history),
  • multilevel data analysis,
  • SEM models,
  • counterfactual analysis,
  • spatial statistics techniques and quasi-experimental research.

For example, candidates might bring – theoretically guided – empirical research with emphasis on cross-contexts and cross-social groups comparisons, and/or their research will advance the study of consequences and mechanisms of relevant social and economic phenomena (for example, dynamics of differentiation, risk or stratification).

For more details, please see: https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando/61304/dipartimento-di-sociologia-e-ricerca-sociale-avviso-di-selezione-per-il-conferimento-di-n-2-assegni (a pdf with further information can be found at the bottom of that page, called “Avviso di Selezione”)

 

Qualitative research techniques, and/or techniques for textual, narrative, data

The Trento Center for Social Research Methods is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral research fellows with experience in qualitative research techniques, and/or in techniques for the analysis of textual, narrative, data (including video and audio). These include, among others:

  • direct observation (participant observation, shadowing, digital ethnography, non-intrusive observations),
  • collection of in-depth accounts (in-depth interviews, biographical interviews, collection of non-directive reports),
  • focus groups,
  • conversation analysis (CA),
  • critical discourse analysis,
  • event structure analysis (ESA), structural topic modelling and analysis of narrative networks,
  • socio-semiotics, narratology, and sociological applications of formal or interpretative analysis of texts.

For more details, please see: https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando/61296/dipartimento-di-sociologia-e-ricerca-sociale-avviso-di-selezione-per-il-conferimento-di-n-2-assegni (a pdf with further information can be found at the bottom of that page, called “Avviso di Selezione”)

 

Computational/digital sociology and social network analysis

The Trento Center for Social Research Methods is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral research fellows with experience in computational/digital sociology and social network analysis. This includes, among others:

  • computational methods for “statistical learning” using R or Python,
  • design and analysis of experiments, including field and online experiments and use of digital devices (e.g. smartphones, wearables),
  • advanced social network analysis and recent developments in ERGM, SAOM/SIENA, multilevel and multimodal networks, large-scale networks,
  • the quantitative analysis of texts through text mining and the use of techniques such as LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation), CTM (correlated topic model) and LSA (latent semantic analysis)
  • the simulation of social phenomena with agent-based modelling (ABM).

For more details, please see: https://www.unitn.it/ateneo/bando/61292/dipartimento-di-sociologia-e-ricerca-sociale-avviso-di-selezione-per-il-conferimento-di-n-2-assegni (a pdf with further information can be found at the bottom of that page, called “Avviso di Selezione”)

More information
Country: 
Italy
City: 
Trento
Institution: 
University of Trento
Deadline: 
19/02/2020