PhD position to study social network through time 1428 views

The Chair of Social Networks at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH Zurich, invites applications for a Doctoral position to study social network through time. The project will study the dynamics of social networks.

About the project:

  • The project may involve development and discussion of social theory, planning and conducting of network data collection, development and application of statistical methods and development of scientific software.
  • The project’s research design must be explained by the scholar in the Ist year of the Doctoral program together with the research group.
  • Recipient will receive training in multiple sub-disciplines of social networks research.
  • The research project may also focus on the development of statistical models and software solutions for social network dynamics and their application to relevant research questions in the social sciences.
  • The preferred starting date is early 2017.

Duration: 3 years; fully-funded


  • Applicant must hold an excellent master’s degree in sociology, political science, social psychology, statistics, or computer science (or a related field)
  • Applicant must be motivated to incorporate elements of different disciplines in the research project.
  • The applicant must be English proficient and keen to work in an English speaking environment.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • Description of research project ideas and how they relate to prior and ongoing work of the research group (one-page)
  • Grade/academic transcripts
  • Contact details of 3 referees
  • Applications to be submitted online to: ETH Zurich, Mr. Olivier Meyrat, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zürich.
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Organization ETH Zurich
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, Statistics, Computer Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies

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