Two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Complex Systems and Data Modelling for Urban Development

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

3 years fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for 2 Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions, funded by RCUK GCRF ‘PEAK Urban’ grant to work with Dr Neave O’Clery at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are 3 year fixed-term positions and are available from April 1st 2018 (there may be some flexibility in the start date for one of the positions, but no later than June 1st 2018).

The successful candidate will conduct research at the interface between mathematics, data science, economics, geography and urban policy.  They will also provide an average of 3 hours per week of teaching for 24 weeks of the year, subject to funding terms and conditions, for which additional remuneration will be paid.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics or a related discipline; a research background in networks or complex systems or data modelling (including machine learning) or social data science.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 131688.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.  (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

Only applications received before 12:00 noon Friday 11th January 2018 UK time on can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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