New England Complex Systems Institute

Opportunities

 

Postdoctoral and Student Positions

NECSI accepts applications from outstanding postdocs and students who are interested in contributing to the advancement and application of complex systems science.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Post-baccalaureate Research Associate

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

  • NECSI Research Intern

Faculty and Co-Faculty Positions

NECSI is seeking outstanding candidates interested in studying networks, agent-based modeling, multiscale analysis and complexity, chaos and predictability, biodiversity, altruism, systems biology, cellular response, healthcare and dynamic medicine, systems engineering, negotiation, military conflict, ethnic violence, and international development. (See: NECSI Research).

  • Senior Research Scientist

  • Junior Research Scientist

  • Visiting Scientist

 
 

Staff

NECSI non-research staff is involved in conducting classes, seminars and conferences to assist students, faculty and professionals in their understanding of complex systems.

  • Programs and Administration

  • Communications

    • Public Relations and Marketing

    • Community Outreach

  • Development and Fundraising

Please send an e-mail to programs@necsi.edu to check for openings.

Guest Lecturers

NECSI welcomes guest lectures and presentations from academic and non-academic domains. If you are interested in giving a guest lecture at NECSI or in hosting NECSI at your institution, please send an e-mail to programs@necsi.edu.

 

POSTDOCTORAL and STUDENT POSITIONS


Postdoctoral fellows and student researchers are an integral part of NECSI’s academic and research community. We are seeking highly motivated postdocs and students interested in contributing to the advancement of complex systems science.

Postdocs and students will have professional and leadership opportunities through NECSI’s:

  • educational programs in selected areas of advanced studies of the approach and methods of complex systems science;

  • research activities and publications through collaboration and mentoring by NECSI faculty and postdocs; and

  • special programs for NECSI Fellows.


Required Qualifications

  • Student researchers must have a post-secondary degree.

  • Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D., or expected Ph.D. by time of employment, and an excellent publication record.

  • Outstanding, in-depth knowledge of complex systems theories, principles, and concepts.

  • Experience with developing models using agent-based modeling, discrete event modeling, system dynamics, or machine learning for complex systems.

  • Knowledge of one modern programming language and shown proficiency in manipulating large datasets, trouble-shooting and excellent problem solving.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team.

  • Outstanding communication of research results in various formats including presentations, technical reports and publications.

    Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.


Application Forms and Instructions

The following items must be submitted by the application deadline of December 1:

  • A completed application form, signed by the applicant's supervisor at their home institution.

  • A copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial electronic versions are fine).

  • A current CV.

  • One writing sample (i.e. published or unpublished paper).

  • Two letters of recommendation.

Please send application materials to programs@necsi.edu. The signature page (p. 3) can be signed and then scanned in or signed electronically.

Recommenders should submit their letters separately to programs@necsi.edu. Alternatively, you may mail the completed application to:

New England Complex Systems Institute
277 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139


FACULTY and CO-FACULTY POSITIONS


NECSI is seeking outstanding candidates interested in advancing complex systems science to join our team.

We have openings in the following positions:

  • Senior Research Scientist

  • Junior Research Scientist

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree.

  • Academic or professional record demonstrating outstanding intellectual contribution in top-tier journals and conferences.

  • Outstanding communication of research results in various formats including presentations, technical reports and publications.

  • Expertise in manipulating large datasets using open-source and using general-purpose programming language to build predictive models.

  • Experience leading teams, mentoring postdocs and students, and teaching complex material to non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team.

  • Research investigations are aligned with NECSI’s mission.

    Appointments are between three to five years. If necessary, NECSI will provide support for annual travel to participate in special programs and collaborations.


Application Forms and Instructions

The following items must be submitted with your application:

  • Completed application form with cover letter.

  • A current Curriculum Vitae.

  • Reprints of a few key published papers.

  • Research Statement.

  • Two letters of recommendation (emailed separately).

Please e-mail application materials and recommendations to programs@necsi.edu by December 1.

Alternatively, you and your recommenders may mail the completed application to:

New England Complex Systems Institute
277 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139