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Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral GIS Researcher in Environmental, Housing and Health Inequalities

Deadline for application 21st of April 2021.

University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience in spatial analysis to join their multi-disciplinary team and work on an exciting study on environmental justice in Amsterdam.

This postdoctoral position is funded through a research grant awarded by Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid to study the linkages between housing market change, environmental inequalities and health outcomes in the Amsterdam metropolitan region. The project includes an interdisciplinary research team of scholars from Urban Geography, Environmental Planning and Public Health (Amsterdam UMC) as well as representatives from the Municipality of Amsterdam, GGD, AFWC, and De Gezonde Stad.

The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with the research team in developing multi-dimensional indices of environmental exposure at lower levels of scale, and conducting data analysis with the use of advanced GIS techniques. Secondly, the researcher will also be involved in more detailed public health analyses. The research tasks cover 70% of a full-time position for 17 months. Depending on department needs and candidate preferences, there may be a possibility to extend the terms of the contract to include teaching responsibilities.

The position concerns a temporary appointment of 26,6 hours per week for a term of 17 months. It offers a challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future. To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

More information about the position and how to apply, click here.