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Postdoc position in computational social science, focus on scientific elites – UCPH, Denmark 2022


The Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites candidates for a postdoctoral position in computational social science – Denmark 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Joining Date: Apr 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Sociology,
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen K, Denmark

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Qualification Details

Applicants must have research qualifications at least corresponding to what can be achieved as part of a successfully completed PhD. The ideal candidates will have a PhD in sociology, economics, political science, management, network- and data science or related fields. We seek applicants with strong statistical skills and experience with managing large datasets and relational databases. Familiarity with commonly used scientific scripting languages (e.g., SQL, R, or Python) will be a plus. We also seek candidates with good communication skills in spoken and written English, and an ability to produce state-of-the art social-science research.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Postdoc will collaborate with Associate Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen and team members from Aarhus University on the project “Scientific Elites”, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. A project description is available here: As part of a small research team, the postdoc will help lead efforts in developing and maintaining large-scale relational databases of science-related data and designing and conducting network analyses of gate-keeping mechanisms and social stratification in science. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to publications in the research group, both as first and secondary author.

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About the Department

The Department of Sociology is an international department with an ambitious and friendly atmosphere comprising at present 30 faculty, 15 Post Docs, 15 Ph.D. students, and 10 administrative staff. We pursue problem-oriented research and investigate topics such as social mobility, culture and climate change, education, social movements, health and science. We value qualitative and quantitative methods highly and have in recent years invested a significant amount of resources in the area of social data science. The Department is in the very center of the old city of Copenhagen and shares a campus with the other departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences: Anthropology, Economics, Political Science and Psychology with whom we have close collaborations.

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social SciencesThe Department of Sociology is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: You can read the Department’s strategy here

The recruitment processFurther information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:

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Contact details

Information about the recruitment process is available from HR Mette Christensen, e-mail:, please refer to ID number: 211-0937/21-2I.

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