You will be given the opportunity to participate fully in the research environment, including authoring papers and open source software, attending conferences and seminars, and working closely with a broad group of researchers associated with the lab.
The New York University Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory (https://smappnyu.org/about/) is a path-breaking, interdisciplinary lab bringing new collaborative research models to the study of politics. Established in the fall of 2012, the lab's goals are threefold: (1) to pursue research on the relationship between social media and politics; (2) to pursue research featuring the innovative use of social media data to study politics and political phenomena; and (3) to develop open source tools that facilitate the use of social media data for the study of politics.
Required education: an undergraduate degree in computer science or an analytical social science
Required experience: significant knowledge of and experience with programming in Python
Preferred education: master's in computer science, data science, or an analytical social science is a plus
Please send a CV and links to any relevant coding projects, websites, or projects. A brief cover letter describing relevant experience and explaining your interest in the position is optional, but it would be helpful if you can highlight specific skills or experiences that you believe would be valuable for success in this position.
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