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  • University of Vermont-Google Open-Source Complex Ecosystems And Networks (OCEAN) Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Fellowships

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    The University of Vermont-Google Open-Source Complex Ecosystems And Networks (OCEAN) Postdoctoral and Postgraduate Fellowships at the University of Vermont's Complex Systems Center offer two early-career scientists a unique experience to tackle open questions related to organizational and team performance. Funded by Google Open Source, this fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to work alongside an international network of leading academic researchers and industry partners. The project will deepen understanding about how people, teams, and organizations thrive in technology-rich settings, especially in open-source projects and communities.

    Come to beautiful Burlington, Vermont and work in a highly collaborative, fun, and dynamic research environment. The Vermont Complex Systems Center is a post-disciplinary team of faculty, researchers, and students working on real-world, data-rich, and meaningful complex systems problems of all kinds.

    Initial research projects that will be conducted by this fellowship include:
    -How people, teams, and organizations thrive in technology-rich settings.
    -Trade-offs between organizational structure and the spread of ideas and information.
    -Investigating how scientists and software developers use computational and collaborative tools and platforms.
    -Understanding what conditions allow individuals and communities to succeed in open source software and open science.

    Lead PIs:

    James Bagrow, Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Vermont
    Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Vermont

    We will review applications on a rolling basis beginning January 27, 2020 until February 20, 2020 or the positions are filled.

    Benefits
    This 2-year fellowship comes with a competitive salary, discretionary funds, travel funds, and a generous benefits package. The expected start date is negotiable; the preferred start date is Summer of Fall 2020.

    Eligibility Requirements
    - A Ph.D. or Master’s Degree (or expected Ph.D./Master’s) in a relevant field (e.g., Mathematics, Computational Social Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Physics, Computational Biology, Data Science, etc.).
    - Exemplary knowledge of data analysis, network science, mathematical modeling, and the ability to use and learn new computational tools.
    - Ability to work independently and lead a research project from the ground-up
    - Intellectual curiosity and interest in working in a highly-collaborative complex systems science environment

    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law. Applicants are welcome from any region, and there are no associated citizenship requirements.

    Application Requirements
    -Curriculum vitae
    -Online Application Form
    -List of References

    For additional information, please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Nature and Human Health

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    Postdoctoral Fellow in Nature and Human Health
    Application deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM seeks an exceptional researcher for a new Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nature and Human Health, to explore the connections between global environmental change and human health outcomes. We specifically seek candidates focused on the mental health impacts from exposure to nature, but other topics regarding nature-health links will be considered.

    The postdoc will be based at the Gund Institute and will join a growing cohort of Gund Postdocs. The Gund Institute is a campus-wide center for interdisciplinary research, where more than 180 scholars and leaders collaborate to understand the interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems. In this setting, postdocs pursue rigorous, original research that spans traditional disciplines, advances our research themes, and connects to real-world issues in environment and sustainability.

    This particular postdoc will have the opportunity to connect with Vermont Complex Systems Center, which employs data science to understand mental health issues, including those related to nature exposure. (See a recent example of this work.) Like all Gund postdocs, this position must be supervised by at least one Gund Fellow, and co-advisors from different UVM departments are encouraged.

    This two-year position has an annual salary of $49,000 plus benefits, and a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research costs and travel. Professional development opportunities, including communications and policy training, are also available.

    Interested candidates can find full information and apply at the Gund Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships website. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. Be sure to indicate in your cover letter your interest in this particular Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nature and Human Health.

    The Gund Institute strives to build an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community






Things about the University of Vermont and Burlington and Vermont (also awesome):


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The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in CEMS, and throughout UVM, are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. UVM has state of the art core facilities, including the Vermont Advanced Computing Center and the Advanced Genome Technologies Core, and offers generous benefits packages, including health, dental, retirement contributions, and tuition remission.


The University is located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the best small cities in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.


The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively encourages applications from women, veterans, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of CEMS through their teaching, research, and/or service at UVM.