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Postdoctoral Researcher: Urban Analytics and ABM

The Department of Geography 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.

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).

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.**

This position is affiliated with the Department of Geography at the University at Buffalo (UB), 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.

About UB

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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.
Further Details and How to Apply:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this posting, please contact Andrew Crooks at [email protected].


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