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Social media postdoc at Microsoft Research New England

Microsoft Research New England’s Social Media Collective is hiring for a postdoctoral researcher in social media and sociotechnical issues, starting July 1st, 2015. The application deadline is November 3rd.

This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on anthropology, communication, media studies, sociology, and/or science and technology studies to bring empirical and critical perspectives to complex socio-technical issues.

Microsoft Research provides a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment with an open publications policy and close links to top academic institutions around the world. Postdoctoral researcher positions provide emerging scholars (PhDs received in 2014 or to be conferred by July 2015) an opportunity to develop their research career and to interact with some of the top minds in the research community. Postdoctoral researchers are invited to define their own research agenda and demonstrate their ability to drive forward an effective program of research. Successful candidates will have a well-established research track record as demonstrated by journal publications and conference papers, as well as participation on program committees, editorial boards, and advisory panels. The position offers the potential to have research realized in products and services that will be used world-wide.

To apply for the position and for more details on what is necessary, visit the opening announcement on the Social Media Collective’s research blog and Microsoft Research’s postdoc openings page. Good luck to all who apply!