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Research Fellow/ Associate/Assistant in Crowdsourced Geospatial Data Science

University of Glasgow - School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £29,176 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th July 2020
Closes: 13th August 2020
Job Ref: 039704

Vacancy Ref: 039704

Salary: Grade 6/7/8 £29,176 - £32,817 /£35,845 - £40,322 per annum

To make a leading contribution to the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship project and establishing the new research theme in Geospatial Data Science within the College of Science and Engineering. The research associate/assistant will work with Professor Ana Basiri and the team to create crowdsourcing platforms and study motivations and needs of 'crowd'.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

We are seeking a person skilled in at least two of the following areas: computer programming, statistics and data science, social science, who is likely to have a background (ideally PhD) in mathematics, statistics, social science, geography, human factor, or computer sciences, or a cognate scientific area. Ideally, the person would have expertise in crowdsourcing platforms, mapping, mobile and web application development, simulation tools, and would know how to measure, minimise, and impute missing geospatial data through statistical and machine learning models leading to good/best practices for crowd engagement strategies.


The successful applicant will work closely with the Indicative data science project team at the University of Glasgow (PI: Professor Ana Basiri), and also the external partners at University College London (UCL), Ordnance Survey GB, Alan Turing Institute, Uber, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional, BIM Academy, University of Nottingham, Maynooth University.

This post is full time with funding up to 2 years in the first instance

About the University

The ‘Good University Guide’ Scottish University of the Year 2018, the University of Glasgow is consistently ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world. Founded in 1451, it is the fourth oldest University in the English-speaking world and now has a number of campuses in Glasgow. Additional company benefits include a fantastic work-life balance with generous annual leave, training and development, great discounts from Glasgow businesses and other benefits of your choice.

For more information and to apply online: Click here

Closing Date: 13 August 2020

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

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