Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Complex Systems and Data Modelling for Urban Development

Vacancy Reference: 




Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

3 years fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position, funded by RCUK GCRF ‘PEAK Urban’ grant to work with Dr Neave O’Clery at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 3 year fixed term position.

The post-holder will join an international cohort of postdoctoral scholars within the PEAK Urban project, a 4-year, international, multidisciplinary GCRF programme involving Oxford researchers at Anthropology (COMPAS), the Mathematical Institute, 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).

The successful candidate will collaborate directly with academics and policy-makers in Oxford, Colombia, and possibly South Africa, India and/or China, to maximise relevance and impact. The post-holder will also attend an annual summer school with other postdoctoral researchers from around the world, and will have an opportunity to spend time within a partner research institution (Medellin, Cape Town, Bangalore or Beijing) as appropriate to their research project.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline and will have the ability to develop new research methodologies, review and refine theories as appropriate, at the interface between mathematics, data science, economics, geography and urban policy.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 133872.

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 Wednesday 11th April 2018 UK time on can be considered.

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