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26 November 2020

Research Assistant/Associate (CURDS) at Newcastle University

The Newcastle University is seeking an enthusiastic Researcher in urban analytics, spatial data science, spatial demography or geospatial engineering to join our project on Spatial Inequality and the Smart City. You will work to integrate fine-scale demographic data and data streams from the Newcastle University Urban Observatory (UO). You will contribute data collection and management, as well as analysis and interpretation of results to help estimate ‘deserts’ in sensor coverage and areas of high data uncertainty and to link with socio-economic and demographic characteristics of day, evening, and transitory populations. You will be comfortable working with R and/or Python, standard GIS software applications, and will have exposure or experience with spatial optimization, mobility data, and/or spatial demography.

You will have a degree in geography, urban science, geospatial engineering, or a closely-related field, with expertise in urban analytics, and, ideally demographic behaviour/composition and/or geodemographics. Experience translating (whether in words or visualizations) analytical results to diverse audiences is desirable, as is the willingness to collaborate and take initiative on research publications and project proposals.  You will have a PhD for Associate level.  This project is funded by the Alan Turing Institute (the UK’s National Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence), and you will sit across the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the Spatial Analytics and Modelling (SAM@NCL) group. The Turing affiliation provides a unique opportunity to take part in high-profile collaborations with some of the best Data Science researchers from top UK Universities.

The post is full time, fixed term for one-year to start no later than 1st April 2021, based in Newcastle. You will work as part of a team led by Prof. Franklin in CURDS, SAM@NCL, and the Urban Observatory.

For informal enquiries please contact Rachel Franklin ( rachel.franklin@newcastle.ac.uk )

The Newcastle University is a world class research-intensive university. They deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality and play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to its continued success.

Salary: Research Assistant: £28,331 – £30,046 per annum
Research Associate: £30,942 per annum
Requisition ID:  5459
Location: Newcastle, GB
Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time

Application deadline: 03 January 2021

19 November 2020

3 Researcher Positions at the IOER

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden is a non-university research centre in the field of the spatial sciences and a member of the Leibniz Association. The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development e. V. in Dresden advertises the following positions at the earliest possible date:

Research Associate (Post-Doc) (m,f,d): Economics of Transformation towards Sustainability in Cities and Regions – FB W
Application deadline: 04 December 2020

To find more details of each position, please click here.

09 November 2020

Lecturer in Applied Economics

The Government of Catalonia has published its second call for applications 2019 of the Serra Húnter Programme and invite applications for faculty appointments at the level of tenure-eligible lecturer in Applied Economics, at the Department of Econometrics, Statistics and Applied Economics, University of Barcelona.


  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree.
  • Candidates must have received the positive assessment report issued by the AQU or ANECA.
  • Candidates must not have previous contracts as an assistant lecturer (or adjunct).
  • Candidates must provide evidence of Catalan language proficiency.

Preference will be given to applicants who show a strong potential to contribute creatively to our research and educational programs at all levels. The Department and members of the AQR research group, provide the teaching for five undergraduate degrees, various M.Sc. programs, and a Ph.D. program.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online.
Please, inform of your application at aqr@ub.edu

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, submit a document that specifies the applicant’s five most valuable academic contributions (articles, books, patents, etc.), a brief description of teaching experience and a general description of the applicant’s teaching and research interests.

Application deadline: 25 November 2020