UK: PostDoc Research Associate Department of Land Economy at University of Cambridge

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Salary: £27,854-£36,298

Reference: JP02024

Closing date: 28 November 2013

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Description: Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Agent Base Models, Stakeholder Engagement and Climate ChangeApplications are invited for Research Associate position to work with Professor Doug Crawford-brown and Dr. Elisabete Silva at 4CMR (www.4cmr.group.cam.ac.uk) and the Department of Land Economy (www.landecon.cam.ac.uk) at the University of Cambridge. Funds for this post are available for one year from the date of appointment in the first instance, with the possibility of being extended for a further year.

The research associate project involves an understanding and previous work with agent-based models (ABMs) of environmental and economic decisions, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and knowledge in one of the following fields: urban planning, stakeholder analysis using dynamic models, climate change, economic development, environmental policy. It is a requirement to have previous experience with computer coding/programming. The successful applicant will contribute to the development of a suite of ABMs that will simulate different policy and community development scenarios of energy use and carbon emissions based on urban structure and socio-economic characteristics as well as decision maker/stakeholder expectations.

Eligibility:Applicants should have (or be about to receive) a PhD in Planning, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or related areas. Expertise in spatial computations, computer simulation and statistical analysis is essential. The post is available to start from 1 December 2013.

To Apply:Applications should include a CV, publications list, contact details for three professional referees, and a completed form CHRIS/6 Parts I and III (downloadable from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/). These should be sent to Louise Segar, 4CMR, Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver St, Cambridge, CB3 9EP (email: les40@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JP02024 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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