Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, METRICS , Media Lab-City Science (part-time, 80%, to develop evidence-based, data-driven urban design strategies as an alternative to the conventional practice of urban planning. Responsibilities include developing a set of high-level metrics for resilient communities, including live-work harmony, net-zero commuting, local resources, new mobility, equity and affordability, and distributed systems; incorporating metrics into the CityScope platform to leverage the data and new tools enabled by the internet of things, machine learning, simulation, and computational capacity to offer insight into urban and human dynamics; conducting research and deploying new tools to understand, map, and quantify the effects of rapid urbanization and informal development; conducting research, coordinating data gathering, analyzing data, and deploying technologies in the areas of energy, mobility, innovation, housing, tourism, and urban planning.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : M.S. degree in architecture and/or urban planning or similar field; at least five years' experience with academic research and teaching; experience and expertise in architecture and urban planning with an understanding of rapid urbanization; experience managing complex global collaborations and projects; experience and expertise with conducting research and collecting and analyzing complex data; and 3D modeling, animation, and data visualization skills. PREFERRED : interest in City Science research initiatives related to urban design, data analysis, mobility, and architecture; experience and expertise with regard to issues important to Africa, the Middle East, and/or the global south; and ability to speak a second language in addition to English in order to communicate with the City Science network countries. Job #19776
Schedule to be determined.
This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on the course of the research.
Internal Number: 19776
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