Computational Modelling Group

Research Associate, King's College London - food and land use simulation modelling

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19th April 2016
Luke Goater

This work contributes to a broader project bringing together social and natural scientists from four major countries (Brazil, China, UK, and USA), with influential stakeholder organizations, to form the International Consortium on Food Security and Land Use in a Telecoupled World ( ‘Telecoupling Consortium’). The goal of the project is to apply the telecoupling framework to understand the direct and collateral effects of feedbacks between food security and land use over long distances.

Based in the Department of Geography at King’s College London with Dr James Millington, you will drive the development and application of an integrated computer simulation model that represents land use decision-making agents and food commodity trade flows as part of the Belmont Forum (NERC) funded project, ‘Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge’.

You will have a PhD (awarded or imminent) or equivalent in Geography, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences or other related discipline. You should have experience in computer coding for simulation model development, preferably including agent-based modelling. Previous experience studying land use/cover change processes and dynamics or food production, trade and security is desirable.

This is a full-time position, with fixed term for up to 18 months. The deadline for applications is midnight on 19 April 2016. Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing 9 May 2016.

For more details and how to apply see

Please direct questions to [Dr James Millington] (james.millington at