Postdoctoral Fellowships in Data-Driven Research in Social Sciences, France

Publish Date: Jul 06, 2016

About the program

The newly established multidisciplinary program on “Governance Analytics” at PSL Research University, which is hosted by the University of Paris-Dauphine, has four openings for postdoctoral fellowships in data-driven social sciences. The program aims at establishing a group of young scholars specialized in data gathering, databases integration and data processing with the aims of contributing to the exploration of governance and regulation of organizations, institutions and markets. The pluri-disciplinary team will be responsible for providing assistance to research teams in social science in designing research protocols, contributing to on-going research projects based on advanced methodologies, and developing original tools (algorithm, databases, treatments) to study the various dimension of governance.

Candidates must have either a solid background on data-driven research in social sciences, or in computer sciences or mathematics with an interest for economic, managerial, political or sociological issues. Expertise in the analysis of organizations or institutions is preferable but not required.

About us: Governance Analytics is a research program funded by PSL Research University and hosted by the University of Paris-Dauphine. PSL groups 25 of the most prestigious French academic institutions in Paris, including the Collège de France, the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the EHESS. Paris Dauphine is a leading University in Organizational Sciences in France. Governance and Regulation is a cooperative project among about 15 research teams in economics, management, social sciences, computer sciences and mathematics. It offers an outstanding environment for scholarly publication and high-level communication of research to policy and business audiences.

Post-Doctoral Position

The post-doctoral candidate will be working within the expert team made of researchers in economics, management, social sciences, computer science and applied mathematics. He will be expected to contribute to the building of a collective expertise on data-driven research methods and tools, and to research projects on the analysis of governance, organizational or institutional issues. The candidate’s main task will be to work on the design and implementation of research projects carried out by the various teams involved in the project. This will involve cooperation with other researchers specialized in complementary methodologies. Also, the Post-Doc will cooperate in the development of tools website, tutorials, seminars, etc. aimed at disseminating knowledge on data-driven research.
Contract: 1-year fixed-term contract, renewable (up to a total of 3 years maximum). Starting Date 1st of October 2016. According to the French standards, the Post-Doctoral Researcher will be paid 28k€ net/year, which include social coverage.


• PhD in Economics, Management or other social sciences, with a significant focus on quantitative methods; or PhD
in Computer Science or Mathematics, with significant focus on applied economic, political or sociological issues.
• Have the linguistic skills to evolve in a multilingual environment: fluency in English and a good understanding of French will be considered an advantage.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin July 13th, 2016 and continue until the positions are closed.

Application materials must be in PDF format and include:

  • a cover letter,
  • CV,
  • transcript of concluded university studies,
  • one letter of reference,
  • the name, current position,
  • contact details for two other potential referees,
  • for the post-doc position, one paper authored by the applicant.

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