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Research Assistant - Urban Systems Lab

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Position Title: Research Assistant - Urban Systems Lab
Requisition Number: 0406072294
Location New York City
Position Type: Student
Department: SPE/Program Admin.

The Urban Systems Lab is an interdisciplinary research, design and practice space at The New School focused on improving life in cities where most of us live. Our interdisciplinary scholarship examines the social, ecological, and technical-infrastructure system (SETs) interactions that drive persistent patterns and challenges in cities. Our goal is that by studying and visualizing SETs dynamics we hope to provide new insight into opportunities for supporting wellbeing of human and non-human species for planning and designing more equitable, resilient and sustainable cities. Rapidly expanding urbanization, biodiversity loss, and climate change pose potentially dramatic implications for the wellbeing of urban residents and the natural systems they depend on. Our research, from theory to practice, aims to reveal and support the social-ecological-technical system processes that together drive everyday experiences in cities and urban areas. We use both empirical (e.g. “Big Data” analysis, field experiments, spatial methods, scenario modeling) and theoretical approaches (social-ecological systems and resilience theory) as well as cutting-edge data visualization to advance urban systems research and practice.

We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to support ongoing research projects and substantive academic tasks. Specifically, the research assistant will need to provide support in GIS analysis, statistical analysis in R, and other spatial data management and data translation.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Interest in the work of the Urban Systems Lab
- 2-3 years of experience with GIS analysis, statistical analysis in R, and other spatial data management and data translation
- Ability to undertake multiple tasks in a timely manner
- The ability and commitment to work for the agreed hours and days

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate student preferred

Job Family: Schools of Public Engagement
Posting Date: 01/11/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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