Brayden King at Northwestern asked me to pass this on.

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University seeks a post-doctoral researcher interested in at least one of the following areas of scholarship: social movements, collective behavior, networks, and organizational theory.  We particularly encourage scholars to apply who have advanced quantitative training, programming skills, and familiarity with “big data” methods. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in sociology, communications, political science, or information sciences.

The post-doctoral position will allow the scholar to advance his or her own research agenda while also working on collaborative projects related to social media and activism. The post-doctoral position will be managed by Brayden King and will be affiliated with the Management and Organizations department and NICO (Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems). The term of this position is negotiable.

To apply, please e-mail curriculum vitae along with a brief statement of how your research interests are related to this position to Juliana Steers ( with “MORS Post-Doctoral Position” as the subject. Arrange to have two letters of recommendation e-mailed to the same address. Salary and research budget are competitive and includes full medical insurance. Applications are due March 2, 2014.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michael Corey, a former UChicago PhD soc student (and recent guest poster at OrgTheory), asked me to forward this job posting at Facebook.

Quantitative UX Researcher

LocationMenlo Park, CA
Facebook is working to connect the world in a big way. To succeed we need to understand the unique character of each of the world’s communities, what Facebook means or could mean to them, and how best to make our technology work for them. We’re looking for people with strong quantitative research skills to help in this effort. The ideal candidate will be a social scientist with expertise in quantitative research methodologies OR a quantitative specialist with experience solving social problems. They’ll be comfortable improvising and have the ability to work cross-functionally and thrive in a fast-paced organization.


  • Help shape the research agenda and drive research projects from end-to-end
  • Collaborate with product teams to define relevant questions about user growth and engagement
  • Deploy appropriate quantitative methodologies to answer those questions
  • Develop novel approaches where traditional methods won’t do
  • Collaborate with qualitative researchers as needed and iterate quickly to generate usable insights for product and business decisions
  • Deliver insights and recommendations clearly to relevant audiences


  • Ability to ask, as well as answer, meaningful and impactful questions
  • Ability to communicate complex analyses and results to any audience
  • Experience with Unix, Python, and large datasets (> 1TB) a plus
  • Master’s or Ph.D. in the social sciences (e.g., Psychology, Communication, Sociology, Political Science, Economics), OR in a quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Informatics, Econometrics) with experience answering social questions
  • Fluency in data manipulation and analysis (R/SAS/Stata, SQL/Hive)
  • Expertise in quantitative research methodologies (e.g., survey sampling and design, significance testing, regression modeling, experimental design, behavioral data analysis)