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Research Vacancy // Postdoc at "Stepping Up" for Developping Water, Energy & Food Nexus Models

The Abertay University (Scotland) now seeks to appoint a Research Fellow within the Maths and Computing Division in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games. The successful candidate will participate in the EPSRC STEPPING UP project, with the involvement of eight partner institutions across the UK: University of Manchester, University of Surrey, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, Cranfield University, Loughborough University, HR Wallingford and Science & Technology Facilities Council.

Abertay University will support the design and development of the Agent Based Modelling (ABM) of the interlinked Water, Energy and Food systems and lead the work on “Supporting Decision Making”. The primary tasks of the post are concerned with the design, development and testing of the ABM in conjunction with researchers located at project partner institutions (Cranfield, Surrey and Manchester in particular).

A flexible collaborative approach is required, which will include visiting and working within partner institutions. Following implementation of the ABM, other tasks are concerned with the design, implementation and evaluation (considering interface usability) of a decision support tool based on web-technology. The successful applicant will demonstrate strong practical ability in mathematical programming (C/C++) ideally supported by software engineering competency. Additional skills and interest in areas such as computer graphics, web technology, cross platform development, UX and deployment would be valuable.

Reporting to Dr Ruth E Falconer, you will lead the development of interactive web-based tools for data visualisation and decision-making and support the development of an Agent Based Model, this requires a creative individual with a strong programming background.

A full candidate brief can be found below which details the job description, person specification and application details.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, by click apply online below. A curriculum vitae should also be uploaded with your application form, please ensure that it is incorporated at the end of your application form as only one document will be accepted. 

Please note that we will only accept applications through our online recruitment system. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be accepted under any circumstances

The closing date for applications is 31st December 2016.

This post is not on the current "shortage occupation" list and does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by the Border and Immigration Agency therefore will not qualify for a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.

Source: jobs.ac.uk website

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