Opportunities

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Postdocs

Postdoctoral position in the evolution of group behavior

I am looking to hire a postdoc to study the emergence of group behaviors and collective identities. Anyone with an interest in any aspect to this problem is encouraged to apply. This could include (but is not limited to) those with expertise in (i) the development of mathematical models of social behavior based in evolutionary game theory, (ii) the application of machine learning approaches to make inferences about group behaviors from large, noisy datasets or (iii) the development of novel experimental approaches such as online games to test theories about the emergence of group behaviors.

The appointment will be initially for 1 year, with the possibility of reappointment for a further 2 years, and will be based at the University of Pennsylvania. The successful applicant will be strongly encouraged to develop their own research program under the aegis of the DARPA Next Generation Social Sciences project (https://news.upenn.edu/news/penn-led-team-receives-darpa-support-develop-next-generation-social-science) and to interact and collaborate with other groups involved in this research.

To apply, please send a two paragraph summary research proposal on the emergence of group behaviors and/or collective identities, a CV and contact information for 1-2 references via email to: alstew@sas.upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are welcome from candidates of any nationality. People from under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send enquiries to: alstew@sas.upenn.edu

PhD studentships

Most graduate students enter UCL by applying to a Doctoral Training Partnership. Several such schemes are listed below. If you are interested in applying to one of these in order to work with me specifically, please get in touch via email.

BBSRC 

The London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium (LIDo) is one of the largest BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnerships, and covers most of the research active London Universities, including UCL. It offers ~25+ fully funded 4-year Studentships annually, across the whole range of the Life Sciences, including genetics and evolutionary biology. Students with backgrounds in mathematics, engineering and physics are encouraged to apply, as well as those with a biological background.

CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY 2016

CLOSING DATE FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY 2016

APPLICATIONS FOR 2016/17 NOW OPEN

Undergraduates

Short (6-10 week) undergraduate projects can be undertaken in my group. I offer projects to UCL Biology undergraduates via courses run by the department. Undergraduates wishing to undertake a summer placement are encouraged to get in touch. I am happy to support applications for summer studentships to LIDo, the Genetics Society or similar schemes.