Post-Doc Opportunity in Orlando, Florida

The Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster, together with the Department of Political Science and the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, is offering a post-doctoral research position working with Dr. Jacopo Baggio.

The ideal candidate will be interested in the relationship between the policy process, policy outcomes and their effect on coastal sustainability and the sustainability of the food-water-energy nexus.

Methodologically, the ideal candidate should possess knowledge of machine-learning algorithms applied to text-mining, being able to build web-crawlers / scrapers and being familiar network analysis (knowledge of multilayer networks is a plus)

The position includes a competitive salary plus benefits. This position is funded for two years. However, renewal for the second year is contingent to satisfactory performance during the first year.


  • Actively engage with colleagues at the National Center for Integrated Coastal Research at the University of Central Florida.
  • Devising specific algorithms to classify and extract information from text related to policies, laws, regulations and beyond.
  • Contribute to computational models and data analysis
  • Lead and contribute to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations as well as potential non-academic publications (e.g., websites or web-services)


A PhD in computational social science (or a social science discipline with strong computational training and qualifications), computer science or related field is preferred. Prior experience in working in a highly interdisciplinary research environment is a plus.

Application Process

To apply, send 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) a 1-page statement of research and 4) Contact information for 3 referees. Please send you application directly to Jacopo Baggio: [email protected]

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, until March 30th 2019. The start date for this position is August 2019.

For more inquiries and more information, please contact Jacopo Baggio
Email: [email protected]
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UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.