Casual Research Assistant

Application Period: Sept. 17, 2015 - Sept. 25, 2015


We are looking for a research assistant who will work with social scientist collaborators on analyzing the use of social media in conflict zones.  In this project, we seek to understand how fighters engage with social media for purposes such as coordination, socialization, and support. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing social media collection systems (from Twitter, Facebook, and possibly other platforms), a web interface for interacting with collected datasets, and conducting computational analysis on large social media datasets.

Qualifications –

              Experience with collecting and scraping data from social media platform

              Experience working and coordinating with social scientists

              Experience with Python, git, and SQL

              Strong mathematics background

              Working fluency with Unix command line

              Experience with discourse analysis


Start/End date –

              Begin:Sept. 28, 2015

              End: May 31, 2015





To Appy: please forward your CV and cover letter to tricia DOT bernier @ mcgill DOT ca