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Post-doctoral fellow to develop ABM application of environmental influences on migration in Senegal using the MIDAS framework at Boston University

Post-doctoral fellow to develop ABM application of environmental influences on migration in Senegal using the MIDAS framework at Boston University

We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow for a 1-year appointment with the possibility for a further 1-year renewal, to develop an application of the MIDAS (Migration, Intensification, and Diversification as Adaptive Strategies) modeling framework to examine influences of environmental variability on migration flows in West Africa. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers from BU, NYU, and Columbia University to assist in convening a series of knowledge-brokering workshops with policy stakeholders in Senegal to jointly identify key modeling questions and processes, develop and calibrate a modeling application, and co-develop modeling syntheses and policy outputs. This position requires strong quantitative skills, coding skills, and some experience with agent-based modeling.

Additional strengths include skills in facilitation and in working with partners across different disciplines, cultures, or languages; skills in French language; as well as a demonstrated interest in migration issues.

Candidates should send a cover letter outlining how this work aligns with their past research and current research goals, a CV, sample computer codes (and if applicable, a link to GitHub repositories), and a recent writing sample, to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/edelivery/4622 (delivery service only - no ad is posted there). Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Andrew Bell ([email protected]) with the subject line “MIDAS Post-doctoral Fellow Search.”


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/jobs/529/