SMS scnews item created by Andrew Mathas at Tue 22 Jul 2008 1509
Expiry: 8 Aug 2008
Calendar1: 8 Aug 2008
Research Assistant position with Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis
The Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA), University of Sydney, would
like to offer a 6-month full-time Research Assistant position with the following
The work consists of:
Data mining – input-output tables, Social Accounting Matrices, plus
economic, emissions, energy, biodiversity, land use, and other physical data;
- Operating optimisation software for constructing a large database;
- Reading, storing, aggregating and visualising results.
Essential skills are:
- Experience in the solicitation of diverse data sets (internet and communication
- Experience in handling large sets of data (for example handling and converting
different file formats – ASCII, binary, Excel);
- Experience in constrained optimisation (especially QP and cross-entropy
methods, Lagrange multiplier calculus);
- Excel, MatLab, and C++ programming.
Optional skills are:
- Experience in optimisation algorithms (especially barrier and penalty methods,
- Experience in parallel programming;
- Experience with high performance computing;
- Knowledge about economics and national accounting;
- Interest in natural resource topics and environmental science.
The position is available to start immediately and initially will cover a period of 6
months. It would ideally suit a recent graduate in Mathematics Honours or Physics
The position could lead into a paid full-time post-graduate scholarship in a stimulating
research environment, related to but not necessarily identical to the paid work being
undertaken, broadly in the areas of regional and global integrated modeling of
economic-environment interactions – to be developed futher.
To be considered for this position we require the following information:
- Cover letter addressing the skills listed for this position
- Detailed CV including Academic Record
- Contact details of at least three referees
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your applications before the close of
business Friday, 8th August 2008 to:
Jodie Gonzalez Jennings
Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis (ISA)
A28, Physics Building
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you have any questions please call us on +61 (2)9036 9635.