Monday, December 10, 2018

Open position for a research assistant in the Access to Opportunities Project at Ipea, Brazil

This post will probably be of interest to only a small share of readers living in Brazil.

We have an open position for a research assistant to work with me in the Access to Opportunities Project at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). The aim of the project is to estimate accessibility to employment opportunities as well as education and health services in the largest urban areas in Brazil. The project focuses on how social and spatial inequalities in access to opportunities relate to urban transportation, housing and land use policies. We are estimating accessibility by public transport, walking and cycling at a high spatial resolution for all of the Brazilian major cities, what will generate a massive amount of data each year. My plan is to make the data outputs and results publicly available to policy makers and researchers, with whom we will be able to collaborate in the future to analzye particular case studies in Brazil but also to conduct comparative studies involving cities in Brazil and other countries.

The research assistant will be based in Brasilia (Brazil) and we are looking for someone with advanced skills in R. Applications will be open until the 20th of January 2019. More details can be found here (info in Portuguese only). Please, help spread us the word.

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