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

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road

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 postholder 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 conduct research at the interface between mathematics, data science, economics, geography and urban policy. They will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline; a research background in network modelling, with knowledge of graph motifs and the mathematics of rigidity together with a good research and publication record, judged by the candidate's career stage. Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator quoting vacancy reference 133707.

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.)

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 23 March 2018 can be considered.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:


South East England