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Research Fellow in Demographic Estimation and Forecasting

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in demography, spatial analysis or a quantitative social science?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) brings together seven research intensive universities to develop a new generation of infrastructure models to inform the analysis, planning and design of National Infrastructure.  MISTRAL: Multi-scale InfraSTRucture systems AnaLytics, builds on previous success of the ITRC in establishing a National Infrastructure Systems Model (NISMOD).  The aim of MISTRAL is to develop and demonstrate a highly integrated analytics capability to inform strategic infrastructure decision-making across scales, from local to global.  MISTRAL has more than £5 million in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, as well as the support of 52 industry partners.

You will be responsible for generating synthetic estimates of household composition and demographic attributes and for the future projections of household composition. These projections will be used to explore future household infrastructure demand in different social, economic and policy scenarios. Characteristics that influence household demand for infrastructure services will be assigned from new socio-economic datasets, including those recently made available by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). These might include household consumption records, social media traffic, movement data and capacity data. You will work with the larger MISTRAL team, delivering results which form part of larger work package for high resolution infrastructure simulation.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have please contact:

Dr Nik Lomax
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3321, email:
Professor Mark Birkin
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6838, email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
Please note that due to funding limitations an appointment will not be made above £34,956
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (36 months, up to 10 August 2020 due to external funding)
Closing Date:  Sunday 09 April 2017
Reference:  ENVGE1053
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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