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 ( and the Department of Land Economy ( 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 These should be sent to Louise Segar, 4CMR, Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver St, Cambridge, CB3 9EP (email:

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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