RiSE – EAFIT researchers

We invite applications for 3 Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions, funded by RCUK GCRF ‘PEAK Urban’ grant, to work with Dr. Juan C. Duque at the RiSE-group, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia.

The post-holders will join an international cohort of postdoctoral scholars within the PEAK Urban project, a 4-year, international, multidisciplinary GCRF program involving Oxford researchers at Anthropology (COMPAS), the Mathematical Institute, Geography (Transport Studies Unit) and Medicine (George Institute), along with universities in Beijing (Peking University), Ca[ (University of Cape Town), India (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) and Colombia (Universidad EAFIT).

The researcher will collaborate directly with academics and policy-makers in Colombia, and possibly Oxford, South Africa, India and/or China, to maximize relevance and impact. The postholder will also attend an annual summer school with other postdoctoral researchers from around the world, and will have an opportunity to spend time within a partner research institution (Oxford, Cape Town, Bangalore or Beijing) as appropriate to their research project.

One Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Artificial Intelligence (deep learning, machine learning, image processing) for urban studies

Working across borders and disciplines, this is a unique opportunity to develop and apply tools and techniques from Artificial Intelligence (deep learning, machine learning, image processing) to generate innovative solutions to the challenges faced by rapidly expanding cities. Through our research, we want to help these cities achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. Using a range of techniques in deep learning, machine learning, and image processing, as well as interfacing with a variety of analysis tools from geography and spatial economics, we will study the dynamics of urban economies, and their relation to space on multiple scales. We will take advantage of a range of data sources, from administrative micro data on employees, to telecoms, commuting and remote sensing data.

Job description: PEAK-EAFIT-001

One Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Remote Sensing and GIS (image feature extraction, image classification, spatial data analysis) for urban studies

Working across borders and disciplines, this is a unique opportunity to develop and apply tools and techniques from Remote Sensing image processing and Geographic Information Science (image classification, image feature extraction, spatial data analysis) to generate innovative solutions to the challenges faced by rapidly expanding cities. Through our research, we want to help these cities achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. Using a range of techniques in remote sensing image processing, feature extraction, and spatial data analysis, as well as interfacing with a variety of analysis tools from geography and spatial economics, we will study the dynamics of urban economies, and their relation to space on multiple scales. We will take advantage of a range of data sources, from administrative micro data on employees, to telecoms, commuting and remote sensing data.

Job description: PEAK-EAFIT-002

One Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Urban Economics / Regional Science

Working across borders and disciplines, this is a unique opportunity to develop and apply tools and techniques from Urban Economics and Regional Science to generate innovative solutions to the
challenges faced by rapidly expanding cities. Through our research, we want to help these cities achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. Using a range of techniques in econometrics, we will study the dynamics of urban economies, and their relation to space on multiple scales. We will take advantage of a range of data sources, from administrative micro data on employees, to telecoms, commuting and remote sensing data.

Job description: PEAK-EAFIT-003

To apply, please send the following materials to jduquec1@eafit.edu.co:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications and research interests. The letter should describe how you meet the selection criteria outlined in the job description;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Details of two referees, one should include the applicant’s current or most recent employer. NOTE: referees letters must be received from your referees by the closing date for
    your application to be complete;
  • Also provide a representative publication or recent working paper.

All applications must be received by 12:00 noon Colombia time on February 28th, 2018