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University at Buffalo Postdoctoral Associate, Geography in Buffalo, New York

Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate, Geography

Posting Number: R220245

Employer: Research Foundation

Salary Range: $48,000 - $50,000

FTE: 1.00

Position Summary:

The Department of Geography (https://www.buffalo.edu/cas/geography.html) at the University at Buffalo (UB) invites applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position with broad interests in urban analytics with a particular emphasis on modeling and simulation. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected develop systems to collect and store social media data and use such data to inform and develop a portfolio of innovative agent-based models utilizing machine learning methods to study urban areas. The ideal candidate will have experience with developing agent-based models, social network analysis, GIS and machine learning.

This position will be supervised by Andrew Crooks at the University at Buffalo.

Key responsibilities:

● Collecting, storing and analyzing social media data for a variety of urban topics.

● Developing geographically explicit agent-based models.

● Presenting material to broader community (i.e., publications conference presentations).

Position will remain open until filled, but candidates should submit their applications by October 3, 2022 for full consideration.

Applications will be evaluated beginning October 4, 2022 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. The target start date is October 11, 2022 (however this start date is flexible). All application materials must be received by this date for full consideration.

This position is affiliated with the Department of Geography (http://www.buffalo.edu/cas/geography.html) at the University at Buffalo (UB) (http://buffalo.edu/) , a large R1 Research University on the shores of Lake Erie.

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages (http://www.buffalo.edu/administrative-services/for-faculty-staff/benefits/research-foundation/regular-employees.html) .

About UB

The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo (http://buffalo.edu/) .

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required knowledge skills and abilities:

  • PhD. in geography, computer science or a related field (or expect to have obtained their PhD. by the time the post commences).

  • Ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary research team.

  • Excellent written communication skills demonstrated by prior publications.

  • Strong programming skills in Python or Java.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with GIS , machine learning and social media data.

  • Experience with developing agent-based models.

Deadline for Applicants: Open Until Filled

Quicklink for Posting: 37736