Research Associate in Agent Based Modelling
Salary: £27,854 - £36,298 (RA)
Hours: Full time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and focused researcher to join the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) and work on an innovative modelling project “Changing Commutes? Exploring the uptake of cycling to work through an agent-based model focusing on social interactions and social norms” bringing together social science, transport studies, public health, and mathematical modelling.
The successful candidate will
- Lead on the implementation of an agent based model as part of the ESRC funded study “Changing Commutes?”
- Contribute to the other work packages within the project “Changing Commutes?” and to the production of research reports, academic publications and oral presentations
- Work effectively with team members in an interdisciplinary group
- Communicate effectively with colleagues and collaborators and other stakeholders
- Contribute to developing research proposals and grant applications
Changing Commutes is funded by the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. For further details on the project please go to http://changingcommutes.org/
The UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) is a collaboration between Medical Research Council (MRC) Units in Cambridge, the University of Cambridge, the University of East Anglia and non-academic partners including the Eastern Region Public Health Observatory (http://www.iph.cam.ac.uk/cedar/). It is one of five Centres of Excellence in Public Health Research that are funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration
CEDAR is driven by the overall goal of developing effective public health interventions for changing population level diet and physical activity behaviours. Projects span early work to develop an understanding of the determinants of these behaviours, through intervention development to the evaluation of effectiveness and estimation of the public health impacts of interventions.
Our research encompasses multiple disciplines, spanning diet and activity research, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, behavioural science, social science, health geography and intervention development and evaluation.
Further Particulars can be viewed here.
Formal applications consisting of a covering letter, CV and a completed CHRIS 6 form, parts 1 and 3 only to be completed (available from http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) should be sent, preferably by email to Lynette Watson: email@example.com or by post to Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN.
Within the cover letter, applicants are asked to provide a description of the expertise that they bring, how they meet the person specification for the role and an outline of their research interests.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 PM ON THE CLOSING DATE
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr James Woodcock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note that we will only contact short-listed applicants.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5PM ON THE CLOSING DATE
*One year fixed term position
Please quote reference SY01230 on all applications.
Closing Date: 17th June 2013
Interview Date: 28th June 2013
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