Positions available!


Note: the application process is now over! However, if you are interested in the project and would like to do an internship, do not hesitate to contact me!

We are looking for postdoctoral associates and PhD candidates in the area of Network Science and Science of Science to join us at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris. We seek curious, motivated, autonomous, ambitious individuals with strong analytical skills, network science or data science experience and interest in applying it towards social systems. The ideal candidate has a physics, computer science, bioinformatics, data science, network science, computational social science or mathematics background with coding experience, and thrives in inter/anti-disciplinarity dynamic environments, is inspired and motivated by daily interactions with diverse peers, comfortably mixes disciplines and wishes to explore uncharted domains.

The project will investigate the face-to-face interactions in the lab for a large number of teams participating to the iGEM international scientific competition using discrete sensors. This project is deeply interdisciplinary, at the intersection of engineering (sensors), network science / physics (describing and modeling interactions), statistics / data science (data analysis), social sciences (data interpretation), epistemology / science studies (making of science), and biology (understanding the lab context). Given the international nature of the collaboration (Stanford, Boston, Paris), the applicant should be comfortable with working in a decentralized manner, using digital collaborative tools.

Successful applicants will benefit from state-of-the-art office space, IT support, as well as the CRI Labs that include: Makerspace, Mobile and Virtual Reality technology, Game design and application, and MOOC/online content development.

All interested candidates should submit a formal application consisting of (i) a current CV with publications list, (ii) a brief statement of research experience and interests (~1-2 pages), and (iii) two letters of recommendation sent separately by the writers to: marc.santolini@gmail.com.

Note that for the PhD position, funding is dependent on a successful application to the FDV Graduate school early April 2018, for a start date in September 2018.


The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) experiments and spreads new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in life, learning and digital sciences. The core mission of the CRI is to transform the way to research and acquire, share and co-create knowledge across the life, learning, and digital sciences. We are building a research collaboratory – up to 60 scientists, postdocs, PhD/master students working closely together on diverse but mutually complementary range of topics. We are guided by UN Sustainable Development Goals towards high-impact work on specific topic combining biomedicine, natural sciences, education, and digital transformation.

The CRI was founded in 2005 by François Taddei and Ariel Lindner.

The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation has been an essential and key supporting partner since the CRI was created.

The CRI develops educational programs together with the Sorbonne Paris Cité University (Paris Descartes University and Paris Diderot University). A wide range of partners accompany the CRI including the European fund, “Les programmes d’Investissements d’Avenir”  and the town council of Paris.

More info: http://cri-paris.org/.

CRI believes in community diversity as a driving force of excellence. Therefore, we strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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