Research Fellow in Inclusive Green Infrastructures Ref 2813

School/department: School of School of Engineering and Informatics
Hours: 0.35 FTE
Contract: Fixed term for 21 months with the possibility of extension
Reference: 2813
SalaryGrade 7, starting at £33,797 and rising to £40,322 per annum pro rata
Placed on: 22 November 2019
Closing date: 10 December 2019. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 18 December 2019
Expected start date: January 2020

Job description

The Data Science group is seeking a Research Fellow to assist with a British Academy project “Inclusive Green Infrastructure for Urban Well-Being”. The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex School of Engineering and Informatics, and will become a member of the Predictive Analytics (PAL) Lab. In addition to undertaking high quality research and publishing in top machine learning and computer vision conferences/journals including NeurIPS, ICML, CVPR, and TPAMI, the PAL group also creates significant impact by providing support, technology, and highly-trained specialists to a new generation of technology companies/charity foundations.

The goal of the project is to develop a novel transdisciplinary methodology for city-region land-use mapping and analysing how land-use change impacts green infrastructures, environmental services, and well-being. This is a new project including collaborators from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and School of Publication Administration, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, statistics, physics, mathematics (or related disciplines), and experience with the Ruby on Rails and Stimulus web development frameworks. Experience with Javascript mapping libraries such as Leaflet or OpenLayers, as well as frontend UI/UX development with libraries such as Bootstrap is a distinct advantage. Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Novi Quadrianto, Reader in Machine Learning (, or Fiona Marshall, Professor of Environment & Development (

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