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Vacancy Postdoctoral Researcher (100%) in Political Science

Publié le 1 juillet 2024 Mis à jour le 1 juillet 2024


Project “Negativity and positivity on social media across the electoral cycle”

Skills: social media data analysis, quantitative analysis, automated text analysis, data management

Job description

This is a call for applications for a full-time post-doctoral position for one year, with the possibility of extension. The post-doctoral researcher will become an active member of the Social Media Lab (SML) at the Cevipol. The SML is connected to the research project “NotLikeUs”, which aims to analyze patterns of polarization and perception of differentness in Belgium. The project offers a stimulating working environment in a dynamic and international research team. In the NotLikeUs project, the Social Media Lab team works closely with 7 research teams from the Universiteit Antwerpen (UA), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), KULeuven, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), University of Ghent, University of Namur and Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). The post-doctoral researcher will have an office on Solbosch campus and relevant administrative support at ULB. She/he will have no teaching obligations but will be allowed to engage in a limited amount of teaching if this is judged appropriate for their academic development. She/he will be expected to contribute to collective work on the project, and to present and publish individual or collective research outputs.

Within the project, the selected candidate will:

- Collect, manage and analyze data collected on social media
- Coordinate the SML and team of job students (for manual coding tasks)
- Bring innovative methods for data collection and data analysis of social media data (data scrapping, automated text analysis etc.)
- Conduct research on elite discourse on social media, digital political parties, effect of elite discourse on voters’ attitudes, polarization