Research Positions in the SNAP Group

SNAP Postdoctoral Fellowships

The SNAP Group under Prof. Jure Leskovec is inviting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar. The group is one of the leading centers for mining and modeling of large networks. Problems we investigate are motivated by large scale data, such as social networks, Web data, and biological networks.

We are looking for candidates to join our project on large scale heterogeneous networks, where data comes from a broad range of sources and has widely varying characteristics. The goal of the project is to perform breakthrough research on approaches for heterogeneous networks, including mathematical methods, algorithms, and systems.


We are searching for outstanding creative individuals for research in novel data science methods and systems for large scale heterogeneous networks. The ideal candidate will have strong research skills in a related area. Experience with research in one or more of the following areas is desirable: community detection, network mining, machine learning, network analytics systems, convex optimization, and large scale social or biological networks. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required. Experience with programming in C++ is a plus.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should:

  1. Send a letter indicating their interest and experience, a CV, and copies of two representative publications via e-mail to
  2. Complete the short online form.
  3. Arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to within two weeks of submitting (1) and (2).

We encourage applicants to also send links to software that they have developed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. More than one position might be available.


The project has access to dedicated hardware for research on large networks, consisting of multiple large RAM machines with 1TB of memory each, a compute cluster with 1152 cores and 2.3TB of total memory, a Hadoop cluster with 320 cores and 320TB of disk storage, and file servers with additional 366TB of storage space.

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