Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

The Lab of Interdisciplinary Spatial Analysis, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, is seeking a Research Assistant to join Prof. Elisabete A. Silva for the H2020 project Emotional Cities -- Mapping the cities through the senses of those who make them. This is an exceptional opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research at the forefront of spatial data science and machine learning applications on urban topics.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, well-organised and reliable person. The post-holder will assist in advanced spatial analysis and the applications of machine learning algorithms in modelling, with a focus on urban health and related topics.

  • Collaborate with senior research associates to develop and implement methods to address the identified limitations.
  • Contribute to the data collection, data pre-processing and analysis.
  • Assist in the preparation of research publications and reports.

We are looking for candidates with a BSc./MPhil. degree in urban informatics, spatial data science, urban planning, geographic information systems and science, computer science, or a related discipline. Essential qualifications include experience in programming (e.g., Python, R). Experience with computational data science and working within an interdisciplinary team would be advantages.

Applicants should include a CV and cover letter detailing why they are suitable for the position and their experience, along with contact information for two referees; please ensure that your referees are aware that they may be contacted to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System.

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Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Elisabete A Silva via

Please quote reference JP39522 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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