Two fully-funded PhD studentships in demography/GIScience

We have two fully-funded PhD opportunities at the cross of demography/GIScience and are looking for candidates for these positions.

Both projects will investigate short- and long-term effects of air pollution and extreme weather events on health and mortality, one in the wider context of UK and the second one focusing on ethnic groups in Scotland. Projects will require development of new data fusion methods for longitudinal and environmental data (meteorological, air quality data, etc.) and application and innovation in spatial statistics to deal with large fused data sets.

More information here: https://wp.me/p4PBDq-5N

Both positions start in October 2019, but have different DLs (10 April/10 May 2019).

One position is supported by SGSSS/ESRC and the second one by the interdisciplinary scholarship of St Leonard’s College of the University of St Andrews.

Research Fellow (Data Science & Geomagnetic Bird Navigation) – Ref No. AR2135SB

Applications are invited for a 14-month postdoctoral research fellow post to work on the project Uncovering the Mechanisms of Migratory Bird Navigation with Big Data Analytics, funded by Leverhulme Trust. The post-holder will undertake data science research and is expected to develop new data fusion methods for open geomagnetic and bird tracking data. These methods should overcome the heterogeneity of data sources and issues with diverse spatial and temporal scales at which data are collected. The post holder will work in an interdisciplinary and international team, consisting of data scientists at the University of St Andrews and ecologists at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (MPIO) in Germany. The holder will be expected to publish their findings in relevant venues in GIScience and ecology as well as contribute to the broader research within the grant that is funding the post.

Closing Date: 1 October 2018