The USC Viterbi School of Engineering invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Policy in the Management of INnovation, Entrepreneurial Research, and Venture Analysis (MINERVA group).
The position is a one-year appointment renewable for up to three years with competitive compensation and benefits.
This is a research position, but teaching responsibilities can be considered.
The appointment will begin May 15, 2019.
MINERVA has funding and proprietary data from sources including the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense. We are the home of Innovation Node-Los Angeles, one of the national NSF Innovation Corps ("I-Corps") Nodes and our research is closely aligned with technology policy and practice. MINERVA is the home of a close partnership between systems engineering, computer science, economics, and public policy. Our research group is closely aligned with our startup incubator and associated programs, and thus you can interact with this community, informing your research and framing relevant questions.
This is an excellent opportunity for a top candidate to hone research skills prior to joining a major university.
PhD and deep background in a quantitative discipline: Physics, engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, economics
Strong statistics background and comfort with "messy" data sets
Experience analyzing data in R, Stata, or equivalent software
Experience in multidisciplinary environments and comfort working closely with people of different educational backgrounds