We are looking for a highly motivated, curiosity-driven postdoctoral scholar with a strong background in Network Analysis to integrate into the ERC-funded project “DAWN: Illuminating Deep Uncertainties in the Estimation of Irrigation Water Withdrawals”, led by Dr Arnald Puy (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom).
DAWN merges philosophy, anthropology, hydrology and mathematical modeling to unfold, analyze and assimilate the ambiguities ingrained in the modelling of irrigation water demands.
The candidate should hold a PhD in Network Analysis, Digital Humanities, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or a cognate discipline. No specific years of experience as a postdoc are required in order to apply, and we welcome applications from candidates from the UK or abroad. Programming skills in R will be especially valued, although any computer language is welcome.
The candidate will start in October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, and will hold a fixed term contract for three consecutive years. S/he will be based at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences,University of Birmingham. The main job will consist in applying state-of-the-art network citation analysis to illuminate the epistemological foundations grounding irrigation modelling.
The goal is to explore the spread of belief systems through the literature on irrigation modelling. In philosophy of science, belief systems are claims on a given topic that act as pillars upon which scientific knowledge is built. These claims turn to beliefs through citations among the papers supporting the claim.
The candidate is also expected to pursue its own research interests within the scope of DAWN and develop an independent scientific profile. Other responsibilities will include:
- Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research.
- Contribute to writing bids for research funding.
- Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars, etc.
- Provide guidance to DAWN PhD students where appropriate.
How to apply?
Please send the following documents via e-mail to Dr Arnald Puy [email@example.com; with “DAWN: Postdoctoral Fellowship (spread of belief systems in irrigation modelling)” in the e-mail subject line]:
- Covering letter (1 page max) outlining academic interests and reasons for undertaking this project.
- CV (5 page max) with details on your track record and publications.
- Details of two academic referees. Please not that we will not contact your referees for references. You must arrange for references to be submitted by your referees.
Please apply as soon as possible as we will evaluate applications as they come through. We reserve the right to remove the advert if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date. Successful candidate is expected to take up the post in October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Informal enquires to Arnald Puy, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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