Postdoctoral and Student Researchers

Application for Postdoctoral and Student Researcher Positions

The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems. NECSI was established as a joint effort of faculty of New England academic institutions for the advancement of communication and collaboration outside of institutional and departmental boundaries. For more information about us, please see our About NECSI page.

NECSI welcomes applications for postdoctoral and student positions for research projects on unified approaches relevant to describing and analyzing complex systems. The research may have a focus or primary application in a particular discipline. In addition to general projects, specific projects with anticipated openings include research in: multiscale representations, evolutionary theory, bioinformatics and functional genomics, distributed computing, meteorology, non-equilibrium dynamics, agent based modeling, engineering design, cognitive modeling, management/organization science and education of complex systems concepts.

Postdoctoral Positions

NECSI postdoctoral fellows may also receive joint appointments at MIT, Harvard or other local academic institutions.

Student Positions

The New England Complex Systems Institute offers funding for college graduates who would like to engage in a year or two of research before beginning a graduate education. Students with a background in physics, mathematics and computers science, who are interested in becoming complex systems science researchers, particularly in social and economic topics are particularly encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral and student candidates should apply using the Online Application Form. If your browser has difficulty with the page, please e-mail applications to

NECSI is an equal opportunity employer.



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