Postdoc position in NIH Project “Modeling the Scientific Workforce”

Shi Ma shmoradi at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 2 23:33:48 EDT 2011

Dear Katy,
Just a question, I am going to finish my Ph.D. in Sept. 2011, can I apply
for this position too?

Shima Moradi

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:06 AM, Katy Borner <katy at> wrote:

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> *Postdoc position in NIH Project “Modeling the Scientific Workforce”*
> Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Cyberinfrastructure for
> Network Science Center ( at Indiana University in a
> 4-year NIH-funded project on “Modeling the Scientific Workforce” in
> collaboration with James P. Crutchfield, University of California Davis.
> The project will develop monitoring, modeling, and forecasting approaches
> and tools for fostering an innovative science and technology workforce.
> Large-scale datasets of scholarly activity will be analyzed and modeled to
> capture the structure and dynamics of the U.S. workforce. We are
> particularly interested to model individual and team ‘diversity’ as a main
> predictor of innovation and the spontaneous emergence of communities of
> innovation. The most predictive computational models that best address
> science policy maker needs will be made available as a custom tool to
> support development and management of interventions and training programs,
> to guide the collection and analysis of data necessary for program design
> and management, and to communicate general trends to relevant stakeholders.
> The project is part of a larger workforce analysis and modeling effort
> involving teams from the Pacific National Lab, Population Reference Bureau,
> George Washington University, MIT, Ohio State, University of New Mexico, and
> Batelle Center.
> Postdocs might come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds but are
> expected to have a strong background in science of science studies, network
> science, and/or complex systems. They must have expertise in model design,
> implementation, and validation and be interested to work with large data
> sets and across disciplinary boundaries.  The positions will be filled
> starting September 1, 2011, or as agreed. Compensation will be competitive.
> To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, links to relevant publications,
> and two letters of reference (or email addresses of two senior academics
> willing to provide references) to katy at by *August 20, 2011.
> Use subject header ‘POSTDOC APPLICATION:  *firstname lastname*’.*
> Indiana University is the scholarly home of more than 50 network science
> faculty members ( working at more than 15
> departments and on many joint projects, e.g., the VIVO National Researcher
> Network ( or the Network Workbench project (
>  IU’s advanced central IT infrastructure provides
> easy access to extensive compute power and scalable storage. The weekly talk
> series on Networks and Complex Systems (
> brings external scholars to the beautiful Bloomington campus and supports
> the cross-fertilization of research.
> --
> Katy Borner
> Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science
> Director, CI for Network Science Center,
> Curator, Mapping Science exhibit,
> School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University
> Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
> Phone: (812) 855-3256  Fax: -6166

 Shima Moradi
LIS Ph.D. Candidate, IAU
Scientific Communication ejournal, Editor in Chief
& Lecturer
shmoradi at
ejournal at
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