Research Assistant in Data Assimilation and Individual-Level Modelling
Leeds, United Kingdom
ID: 7087925 (Ref.No. ENVGE1162)
Posted: October 27, 2021
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have experience with a background in computational methods applied in the social sciences? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?
You will work on a new project, funded by the European Research Council, called Data Assimilation for Agent-Based Models (DUST). Agent-based modelling, and individual-level modelling more generally, is an ideal methodology for simulating phenomena that arise in human systems, such as contagious disease transmission. However, it is one that suffers from a serious drawback: models are not able to incorporate up-to-date data to reduce uncertainty. There is a wealth of new data being generated that could inform such models but we lack the tools to incorporate these streams of data into individual-level models. Instead, models are typically initialised with historical data and therefore their estimates of the current state of a system diverge rapidly from reality.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Nick Malleson, Principal Investigator
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5248, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Location:||Leeds - Main Campus|
|Faculty/Service:||Faculty of Environment|
|School/Institute:||School of Geography|
|Salary:||£27,924 to £33,309 p.a.|
|Working Time:||100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements|
|Post Type:||Full Time|
|Contract Type:||Fixed Term (5 months)|
|Release Date:||Tuesday 26 October 2021|
|Closing Date:||Tuesday 02 November 2021|
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