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QCRI: Scientist, Advanced Computing for Development

Work on our Data for Development and Resilience projects with the UN, Rockefeller Foundation and the World bank.

QCRI, Qatar Computing Research InstituteCompany: QCRI, Qatar Computing Research Institute
Location: Doha, Qatar

Contact: Patrick Meier,

My team and I at QCRI are urgently seeking to recruit someone with a PhD (or near completion) to join our Social Innovation team in Doha. The person in question will work on our Data for Development & Resilience projects with the United Nations, Rockefeller Foundation and the World bank. She or he will focus on developing methods to identify socio-economic signals from non-traditional data sources, particularly social media and call data records.

Requirements (somewhat ranked):

  • PhD and a strong track record
  • Experience in acquiring and processing social media data (call data record a plus)
  • Experience in using machine learning and statistical methods for data analysis
  • Publications in top tier venues, not necessarily in core computer science
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Experience in using scripting language for text processing
  • Experience in working in a Linux environment
  • Ideally experience in working in an interdisciplinary team with domain experts
  • Ideally experience in working with text in non-Latin alphabets

General "tags": Web mining, social media analysis, call data record analysis, computational social science

QCRI offers highly competitive compensation including attractive tax-free salary and additional benefits such as free & furnished accommodation, excellent medical insurance, 6+ weeks of annual paid leave, etc.

To apply, please send your resume to and include "Social Innovation Application" in the subject header.

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