FES | Federación Española de Sociología

Post Doc Position in Sociology - Egocentric networks and life chances

Deadline: 31 January 2011

  • Job Description 

The Department of Sociology at Stockholm University seeks to employ a post doc for the ERC-funded project Individual Life Chances in Social Context A Longitudinal Multi-Methods Perspective on Social Constraints and Opportunities. The project is focused on analysing a unique dataset, combining survey data and register data, to study social network and contextual effects (neighbourhoods and schools) on individual life chances. The project aims to study the extent to which social networks and social capital over time influence young adults life chances pertaining to health, labour market, and education.

  • Qualifications

The applicant should have a recent PhD degree in a relevant area, very strong skills in quantitative data analysis, and an interest in analyzing egocentric social networks. The working language is English.

  • Terms of employment

Two-year post doc position. Envisioned starting date is April 1, 2011 (although this can be negotiated).

  • Application

The application, in English, should include and be organized as follows:

a cover letter outlining your qualifications, relevant experiences and

interest in the position,


copies of degree certificates,

list of publications, with peer-reviewed articles listed separately, and

two letters of recommendation.

Applications, labelled with the reference number SU 619-3005-10, should be posted to the address below and be postmarked no later then January 31, 2011:

Stockholm University




or by e-mail to: registrator@su.se

READ MORE AThttp://www.su.se/pub/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=11535&a=88463

Questions about the project can be addresses to the PI, Professor Jens Rydgren, atjens.rydgren@sociology.su.se