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Research Assistant/Associate: Integrated Urban-Infrastructure Spatial Decision Analytics and Visualisation - D189094R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering - Engineering - Infrastructure

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £27,831 to £39,610 per annum. See advert text for details.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2019
Closes: 3rd March 2019
Job Ref: 217591

£27,831 - £29,515 per annum (PhD Submitted - Assistant Level)
£30,395 - £39,610 per annum (PhD Awarded - Associate Level)

We are seeking an experienced researcher to develop an integrated urban infrastructure spatial decision support analytics and visualisation platform. You will work with an interdisciplinary group in the Newcastle Spatial Analytics and Modelling Lab (SAM@Newcastle) to integrate a suite of database management systems, simulation models and related analytics to deliver a spatial decision support visualisation platform for real-time decision making and long-term spatial planning of urban infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have experience in the development of spatial data visualisation software (for example, experience in WebGL, python visualisation packages (e.g., vispy)). Experience with Virtual Reality (VR) and/or Augmented Reality (AR), and the use of gaming technology for visualisation purposes would be beneficial.

The appointee will be based in the recently established Spatial Analytics and Modelling Lab (SAM) and become a member of the Geomatics research group. You will work closely with a team of spatial data management, big data, cloud computing, spatial and infrastructure modelling experts. The post will provide an opportunity to work with the UKCRIC DAFNI facility (Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure) run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council and engage with the Alan Turing national centre for data science.

This post is available fixed term for two years in the first instance. For informal enquiries please contact Professor Stuart Barr (

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The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

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