LOCATION British Library, London
HOURS Full time
CONTRACT TYPE Fixed Term
PLACED ON 26/10/20
The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.
Generalised models for resilient policy-making
This work package distills general lessons learnt from the other work packages to develop a rigorous understanding of what resilience means in complex, interconnected socio-economic systems.
We combine insight from different modelling approaches to explore the multi-faceted nature of resilience, such as: network science; agent-based models; compartmental ordinary/stochastic differential equation models; continuum/partial differential equation models; statistical models (e.g. hidden Markov processes); and microdynamics simulations. We will apply these models to a number of case studies which we are developing in partnership with policy-makers, tackling specific policy questions that arise as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
We are looking to recruit two PDRAs to work collaboratively to use mathematical, computational, and statistical modelling to investigate different facets of resilience, how resilience relates to socio-economic factors such as inequalities, health and well-being, social cohesion, etc. and how policy interventions can improve resilience.
Duties and Responsibilities
If appointed at a Senior PDRA level, the post-holder will have additional responsibilities, such as:
For a full breakdown of duties and responsibilities and person specifications please download a copy of the full Job Description from our jobs portal.
This post is offered on a fixed term basis, at an annual salary of £35,000-£41,000 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies, https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/why-work-turing/employee-benefits
Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.
Equality Diversity and Inclusion
The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.Continue reading
|Title||Post-Doctoral Research Associates (x2) – SHOCKS AND RESILIENCE (Generalised models for resilient policy-making)|
|Employer||The Alan Turing Institute|
|Job location||British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB London|
|Published||October 26, 2020|
|Application deadline||December 6, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Statistics,   Computing in Social science, Arts and Humanities,   Computational Economics,   Mathematical Economics,   Socioeconomics,   Computational Sciences,   Computational Mathematics,   Stochastics  |