Computational Modelling Group

Post Doctoral Research Fellow: Modelling the Resilience of Complex Infrastructure Systems

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9th November 2010
Complex Systems
Petrina Butler*162E948D8382BF1A

Position Number: 4909-10-G

Closing Date: 09/11/2010

Location: Highfield

Description: Post Doctoral Research Fellow: Modelling the Resilience of Complex Infrastructure Systems

Salary: £27,319 - £28,983

School of Electronics and Computer Science

The School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) invites applications from outstanding researchers for a post-doctoral research fellowship on the EPSRC-funded R-Futures project.

ECS is the pre-eminent school of its kind in the UK with a world-class reputation for computer science and electronics, and a growing reputation for fundamental and applied complex systems modelling.

The R-Futures research programme is led by Southampton and brings together a world-class interdisciplinary team to model the resilience of the UK’s interdependent infrastructure systems to natural hazards and malign threats. The research team combines social scientists with researchers in civil and environmental engineering and complex systems simulation.

This appointment is an opportunity for a researcher with proven ability in developing complex systems simulations for real-world problems in science or engineering. Experience in networks science or modelling transport or energy networks is desirable. An appetite for interdisciplinary collaboration is required.

The post is available for twenty-seven months in the first instance.

Information about ECS and the SENSe research group can be found at

The Institute for Complex Systems Simulation and associated Doctoral Training Centre is detailed here:

Informal enquiries can be made in the first instance to Dr Seth Bullock

Please quote reference number 4909-10-G. Closing date for applications is 9th November 2010 at 12.00 noon.

Key Accountabilities/Primary Responsibilities:

To undertake a range of research activities under supervision on the Resilient Futures project. This will include contributing to the conceptualisation, design, implementation, visualization and analysis of mathematical and computational models. In particular the post holder will be expected to design, build and analyse models of interdependent transport and energy infrastructure systems in collaboration with the R-Futures research team.

To take a leading role in the preparation of publications for leading international peer-reviewed journals and for preparing and delivering conference presentations.

To carry out administrative tasks associated with the R-Futures project, for example, organisation of project meetings and documentation. Implementation of procedures required to ensure accurate and timely formal reporting.