Research Fellow in Modelling Urban Systems
UCL
London, GB
2d ago

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE), is a multidisciplinary department with a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to join the Urban Ecohydrology Lab and carry out interdisciplinary research on the interactions between cities, nature and society, from local to global scales.

The goal is to quantify how urban growth and the form / function of cities affect climate and hydrology, as well as social vulnerability and health of urban dwellers.

This will be achieved by combining data analysis with advanced mathematical approaches.The Research Fellow in Modelling Urban Systems will be responsible for carrying out top-quality research in the field of modelling urban systems.

He / she will interface with collaborators from multiple disciplines (hydrology, climate, urban planning) and assist the work of other researchers and students in the Lab.

The postholder will also lead on, and contribute to, publications for factor journals and to grant proposals for various funding bodies, and to departmental research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities as required.

Duration of the appointment is available from 1 January 2021 and funded until 31 December 2021 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate should hold a PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Economics or relevant subject area, and have knowledge of urban complexity and / or complex systems, and knowledge of differential equations, stochastic processes, and numerical methods.

Programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Fortran, Python) and a demonstrated ability of carrying out independent research are also essential.

  • A track record in publishing high-quality research would be an advantage.Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD;
  • if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

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