6th July 2018 : Call postdocs Data science/Social sciences – deadline July 22

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Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 18:24:07 +0200 (CEST)
From: Jean-Pierre Nadal
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Subject: [info.statphys] Call postdocs Data science/Social sciences - deadline
July 22!

Call for applications: three postdocs at the interface data science/social sciences

Within the framework of the French national call for applications just launched by the CNRS Institute of Human and Social Sciences (InSHS), for three post-doctoral positions, the Centre d'Analyse et de
Mathématique Sociales (CAMS, CNRS-EHESS) wishes to support applications and host laureates for projects in line with its themes.

Eligible themes cover health, digital humanities & computational social sciences and artificial intelligence in SHS.

The full call in French can be found on the InSHS website,


An English (unofficial) translation is attached to this mail.


The closing date for applications is 22 July 2018.


The CAMS is a multidisciplinary research unit associated with the InSHS, working at the interface between social sciences and 'hard' sciences (mathematics, physics, computer science). The CAMS is
particularly interested in projects concerning the analysis and modeling of large databases with advanced analysis tools (among which machine learning techniques), on topics related to social sciences. For
example, several projects currently being developed at CAMS provide access to substantial data:

Health: project with hospitals on the management of severe polytrauma patients;

Neuroscience and cognition: sensory processing and semantics, brain imaging data (fMRI and EEG);

Urban dynamics: mobility, social dynamics (segregation), housing market...

Digital humanities projects could be developped in partnership with the Complex Systems Institute (Institut des systèmes complexes de Paris Ile de France, ISC-PIF).

Candidates may have diverse backgrounds, in mathematics, theoretical/physical statistical physics, or computer science, with good programming practice and preferably experience in big data analysis and
modeling - and a strong interest in interdisciplinarity in general and the social sciences in particular.

In addition, it will be proposed to contribute to the implementation of Data Challenges for the valorisation of social science data and the training of students, in partnership with two Master courses.


Contact : Jean-Pierre Nadal             



Jean-Pierre Nadal
Directeur de recherche au CNRS & Directeur d'études à l'EHESS
Directeur du CAMS
Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales (CAMS)
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
54 bd Raspail, 75006 Paris, France
tel : +33 - 1 49 54 21 36 fax : +33 - 1 49 54 21 09
jpnadal@ehess.fr         http://cams.ehess.fr/jean-pierre-nadal/

See Attachement : aac-postdocsshs2018.pdf

See Attachement : Call_SHS_CNRS_UnOfficialTranslation.pdf