We invite applications for eight postdoctoral researchers to join an international cohort across the PEAK Urban programme.
PEAK Urban is a major new £8 million programme of interdisciplinary urban research addressing challenges of cities in the 21st century. This 51 month programme is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund and led by the University of Oxford (PI Professor Michael Keith) working in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, the University of Cape Town, EAFIT University and Peking University.
The programme aims to develop a cohort of over 40 postdoctoral urban researchers working across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, closely linked to cities in Bangalore, Beijing, Cape Town and Medellin.
See http://www.peak-urban.org/ for more details.
COMPAS is advertising for 3 postdoc positions
Research themes: How cities predict, anticipate and provide for migration flows; experimental urban methodologies and new mobilities; contested migrant rights to the city; migrant strategies in new urban contexts; geographical scale differences and migration driven urban transformation; migrant urbanisms and the dynamics of technological change/disruptive innovation; and the possibilities of comparative urban research.
Deadline: 14 December 2017
The Transport Studies Unit is advertising for 1 postdoc position
The post-holder will work on a project about informal everyday mobilities in cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and possibly in India and/or Colombia, considering how and to what extent informal transport systems enable upward social mobility and wellbeing for both end users and those, like drivers and operators, who provide such systems. It will use multiple methods, including ethnography, questionnaires and GPS data.
Deadline: 3 January 2018
The Mathematical Institute is advertising for 2 postdoc positions
Working across borders and disciplines, this is a unique opportunity to develop and apply tools and techniques from mathematics and data science to better understand urban systems within a development context. The research project focuses on network and data modelling of the dynamics behind the economic prosperity of cities.
Deadline: 11 January 2018
The George Institute is advertising for 2 postdoc positions
We invite applications for two Machine Learning scientists to join the Oxford Martin School's Deep Medicine programme. These positions are focused on understanding health in the context of urbanisation. In this stream of PEAK Urban, post-holders will contribute to the development and execution of international projects relating to environmental determinants of health seeking behaviour, risk factors and outcomes.
Mikal Ann Mast
Project Manager, PEAK Urban Programme
COMPAS (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society)
University of Oxford
58 Banbury Road
Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 284900