Two postdoc positions on the emergence of collective behavior from social interactions at the Pinter-Wollman lab, UCLA

The Pinter-Wollman lab at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA (  is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study how collective behaviors emerge from social interactions in behaviorally heterogeneous societies. A positions is available to work on a collaborative project on keystone individuals in collective systems. Applicants who are interested in other projects in the lab are also welcome to apply with specific inquiries.

A successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field (animal behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology etc.); a strong publication record; and experience working both in a team and independently. Preference will be given to individuals who can demonstrate quantitative thinking, have worked on social networks, and have experience in R, Matlab, or Python.

The position will begin as early as September 2016 with an initial appointment for one year and possibility for extension for 1-2 additional years, depending on performance. To apply, please send a CV, a statement explaining why you are interested in joining the lab, a description of past and present research, and contact information of two references to Noa Pinter-Wollman: