Research Associate in Urban Modelling (Urban Dynamics Lab)

University College London - UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) research focuses on what is one of the grand challenges of 21st Century science: to build a science of cities from a multidisciplinary base, drawing on cutting edge methods, and ideas in modelling, complexity, visualisation and computation. Our current mix of architects, planners, geographers, mathematicians, physicists, transport engineers, and computer scientists make CASA a unique and world-leading unit within the Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL. For more information about CASA, please visit

The researcher will be part of the Urban Dynamics Lab (UDL) at UCL, which is a five-year EPSRC-funded research project, one of six Digital Economy Next Stage Centres in the UK, bringing together expertise from across UCL (Space Syntax, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL Geography / Consumer Data Research Centre, and UCL Computer Science), to explore and address questions at the intersection of city and regional development and spatial analytics, data science and computing.

This post is funded for two years in the first instance with the possibility of extension to September 2020.

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual with a PhD in geography, physics, mathematics or computer sciences, who has experience in modelling complex systems, in particular urban systems, and knows how to manipulate spatial data. We are looking for individuals to build spatial interaction models for city regions in the UK. Expertise in data base creation and manipulation, high level programming languages, and a thorough knowledge of spatial data and GIS packages is essential.

Please note, 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 £30,316 - £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1708252

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Elsa Arcaute (

Closing Date: 22 February 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview Date: TBC

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