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Position: Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Migration
Institution: University College London
Department: Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The successful candidate will collaborate directly with academics and policy-makers in Colombia and China to maximise relevance and impact. The post-holder will also attend an annual retreat with other postdoctoral researchers from around the world, and will have an opportunity to spend time within a partner research institution (Medellin and/or Beijing) as appropriate to their research project
Requirements: We are seeking a person skilled in mathematical modelling, network science, statistics and spatial interaction models who is likely to have a PhD in applied mathematics; We are looking for an individual to build spatial interaction models for the relevant countries, and interrogate questions primarily related to migration, terrorism and economic impacts; The person should have existing in-depth expertise in research at the interface of migration and terrorism, with some experience of research concerning the economic drivers and impacts of migration; Previous experience working with local stakeholders and policymakers is essential; Expertise in database creation and manipulation, high level programming languages, and a thorough knowledge of spatial interaction models is also essential
   
Text: Research Fellow in Mathematical Modelling of Migration, - Ref:1855330 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 - £43,470 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The researcher will join an international cohort of postdoctoral scholars within the PEAK Urban project, a 4-year, international, multidisciplinary GCRF programme involving researchers at UCL (CASA), the University of Oxford including Anthropology (COMPAS), Geography (Transport Studies Unit) and Medicine (George Institute), along with universities in China (Peking University), South Africa (University of Cape Town), India (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) and Colombia (EAFIT University). You can find out more at https://www.peak-urban.org The successful candidate will collaborate directly with academics and policy-makers in Colombia and China to maximise relevance and impact. The post-holder will also attend an annual retreat with other postdoctoral researchers from around the world, and will have an opportunity to spend time within a partner research institution (Medellin and/or Beijing) as appropriate to their research project. The PI for the project is Professor Michael Keith based at COMPAS, the University of Oxford's the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. This specific role is linked to a research theme focused on migration, including modelling patterns of internal migration in both Colombia and China. The role includes travel to both Colombia and China in order to effectively collaborate with existing partners in Medellin and Beijing. These partners include both Peak Urban academics, and local stakeholders and policymakers. The post is funded for 20 months in the first instance. Key Requirements We are seeking a person skilled in mathematical modelling, network science, statistics and spatial interaction models who is likely to have a PhD in applied mathematics. We are looking for an individual to build spatial interaction models for the relevant countries, and interrogate questions primarily related to migration, terrorism and economic impacts. The person should have existing in-depth expertise in research at the interface of migration and terrorism, with some experience of research concerning the economic drivers and impacts of migration. Previous experience working with local stakeholders and policymakers is essential. Expertise in database creation and manipulation, high level programming languages, and a thorough knowledge of spatial interaction models is also essential Further Details A full job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below. Any questions on the application process please email Rhodri Jamieson-Ball (r.jamieson-ball@ucl.ac.uk). Any questions on the role please contact Neave OClery (n.oclery@ucl.ac.uk) UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 31 Jan 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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