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SD meets SD: System Dynamics and Service Design in Public Services 7-8 Nov 2019 – UPDATE

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System Dynamics Networking Event, Belfast, 7-8 November 2019

As part of Belfast Design Week, the UK System Dynamics Chapter is getting together with colleagues who work in Service Design to discover what we have in common and learn from each other’s approaches.

The event will be in two parts. In late afternoon of 7 November there will be presentations covering System Dynamics, Service Design and Public Service Reform followed by discussion and networking, accompanied / followed by food and drink (not necessarily in that order). On the morning of 8 November, there will be a workshop session which will involve mixed groups of System Dynamics and Service Design practitioners, along with anyone else interested in public service, to discover in more depth ‘how would you begin to tackle this problem?’

For further details see:
Belfast Design Week
Venue and Time
Eventbrite Booking
with Big Motive and SDNIreland

This event has been cleverly designed to finish on a Friday, creating a good opportunity to visit Belfast and beyond.


Job Opportunity: Research Fellow in Energy Transitions, UCL, London

Job title

Research Fellow in Energy Transitions, – Ref:1827936

Duties and Responsibilities

To build, critique and apply system dynamics energy models, and other approaches that can be used in socio-technical energy transitions (STET) modelling.

To complete key tasks and outcomes in the O-STET,NAVIGATE, EnergyRev and UKERC projects, including publishing and disseminating findings.

To be a core member of the energy systems theme of the UCL Energy Institute Location: Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN.

The post is for 24 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available. We would expect the successful candidate to develop their career and contribute to further research proposals in this area.

Required Skills:

A PhD in a quantitative discipline in behavioural science, economics, business studies, engineering, or another quantitative field of the social or physical sciences          

Evidence of experience in system dynamics modelling. Ideally this would be applied to electricity and energy systems analysis, but experience in other policy fields is also of interest.

Experience in data analysis, relevant programming languages, and software. Ideally this would include VENSIM as a key analytical environment.

Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds

Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, with students, academic and administrative staff at all levels        

An ability to engage in stakeholder debates and to integrate observed behaviour into research, teaching and enterprise activity

Ability to communicate to key stakeholders in government, industry and wider society

Commitment to UCL’s policy for equal opportunity

Location:

Central London

Salary range:

Grade 7, £35,965  – £43,470

URL to host organization:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/energy/news/2019/sep/energy-institute-hiring-research-fellow-energy-transitions


SD meets SD: System Dynamics and Service Design in Public Services 7-8 Nov 2019

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System Dynamics Networking Event, Belfast, 7-8 November 2019

As part of Belfast Design Week, the UK System Dynamics Chapter is getting together with colleagues who work in Service Design to discover what we have in common and learn from each other’s approaches.

The event will be in two parts. In late afternoon of 7 November there will be presentations covering System Dynamics, Service Design and Public Service Reform followed by discussion and networking, accompanied / followed by food and drink (not necessarily in that order). On the morning of 8 November, there will be a workshop session which will involve mixed groups of System Dynamics and Service Design practitioners, along with anyone else interested in public service, to discover in more depth ‘how would you begin to tackle this problem?’

For further details see:
Belfast Design Week
Venue and Time
Eventbrite Booking
with Big Motive and SDNIreland

This event has been cleverly designed to finish on a Friday, creating a good opportunity to visit Belfast and beyond.


Job Opening: System Modeller, Northern Ireland Civil Service

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System Modeller (Deputy Principal)

The Northern Ireland Civil Service

REF: IRC237590
DEPARTMENT: Department of Finance (DoF)
SALARY: £36,812- £40,473 (under review)
LOCATION: Clare House, Belfast
Closing Date: 12:00 noon Friday 24thMay 2019.

Further Details: https://irecruit-ext.hrconnect.nigov.net/jobs/vacancies-details.aspx?ID=78d45182-c870-4c23-a590-121a8bddcc33


Job Opening at UCL London – Research Fellow, Community Water Management for a Liveable London

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Research Fellow: Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) – System Dynamics, – Ref:1805792 

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will work with the existing team to develop, design and deliver a body of high quality research into the complex system that relates to water management in London. Apply qualitative and quantitative system dynamics modelling and adapt and develop existing SD methodologies for this context.

This full time position is funded for 3 years in the first instance, however, working on a part time basis can be considered for a minimum of 24.09 hours per week (0.66 FTE). If the appointment is made on a part-time basis, the funding period will be extended accordingly to the FTE or up to a maximum of 4.5 years pro-rata.

Project Details            

UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Location of position: London

Grade 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,328 – £36,291 per annum

Closing Date: 16 June 2019

Further Details and How to Apply

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTgwNTc5MiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnZhY2Zpcm0udmFjdGl0bGU9c3lzdGVtJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

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Job Opening at UCL London – Research Fellow, Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health

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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow: Complex Urban Systems for Sustainability and Health – System Dynamics, – Ref:1806626 

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will work with the existing team and stakeholders to develop, design and deliver a body of high quality research into the complex system that relates to ‘urban sustainability and health’. Execute qualitative and quantitative system dynamics modelling and adapt and develop existing methodologies.


Funding is available until the 31 January 2022 in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Project Details            

UCL Department / Division: The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

Location of position: London

Grades 7-8

Hours: Full Time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance):
Grade 7: £35,328 – £42,701 per annum
OR Grade 8: £43,884 – 51,769 per annum

Closing Date: 16 Jun 2019

Further Details and How to Apply

https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTgwNjYyNiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjYmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnZhY2Zpcm0udmFjdGl0bGU9c3lzdGVtJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQ=

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Outstanding Contribution Award 2019

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Eric Wolstenholme

The outstanding contribution award recognises those who have supported the development of the field of System Dynamics in the UK and/or have contributed their time and energy to supporting the activities of the UK Chapter. In 2019 this was awarded to Eric Wolstenholme.

Eric is a leading expert in System Dynamics, author of two books with another close to publication. He is a past President of the International System Dynamics Society and the UK Chapter, the founding editor of System Dynamics Review, and received the Jay Wright Forrester Award in 2004 for his seminal work on generic system archetypes.

Having trained as a mining engineer, Eric worked in operations research for the Coal Board, then to academia, Bradford University, with professorships at Stirling, Leeds Beckett, and South Bank. He forged links with the System Dynamics community in the US, including JW Forrester and Barry Richmond, and was an early adopter of Stella/iThink software. He was organiser and chair of International System Dynamics Conference, Stirling 1994.

Eric had a parallel career in consulting, founding Cognitus and Symmetric (via OLM); many Chapter members had their first experience of modelling under his tutelage.

A quote from a colleague: “You never come away from a conversation with Eric without having learned something new and interesting.”

A quote from Eric: “I use system dynamics when the devil’s in the interconnections rather than the detail.”


Job Opening at UCL London

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Funded PhD Studentship – Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA)

A fully-funded studentship in community engagement or systems thinking for urban water management is available at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering invites applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship covering UK/EU fees plus stipend. The research topic will be integrated water management in London, with a specialist focus on systems thinking and / or community engagement. 

Project Details

Title: PhD Studentship in Community Water Management 

Supervisors: Professor Sarah Bell and Dr Nici Zimmermann, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering 

Stipend: £17,009 plus fees of £5,210
Start Date: September/October 2019
Funding Duration: 4 years

The proposed PhD topic will contribute to the Thamesmead case study within the CAMELLIA project. It will involve working with stakeholders and communities in Thamesmead and surrounding neighbourhoods to develop and evaluate methods for engagement with urban water management in the delivery of a major urban regeneration scheme. The methods that could be used include, but are not limited to, system mapping, system dynamics, community co-design and community modelling. The project is highly interdisciplinary, requiring collaboration across the topics of of urban environments, water systems, systems thinking, stakeholder and community engagement. 

Application deadline

26 April 2019

Further Details and how to apply

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/environmental-design/news/2019/mar/funded-phd-studentship-community-water-management-liveable-london-camellia


Opportunity: Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

UCD College of Business
UCD School of Business – Management Information Systems
Subject Area (MIS)
Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

University College Dublin invites applications for the position of Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the
UCD College of Business, Management Information Systems (MIS) Subject Area. Appointment may be
made on a permanent or temporary five year basis.

http://systemdynamics.org.uk/jobs/

 

 


Past Event: Resilient cities

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THEME : Building resilient cities through simulation (including System Dynamics)

VENUE: THINKLab pod, University of Salford, 7th Floor Maxwell Building, The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT

DATE:     Thursday 6th July 2017

TIME:     1:30 to 5:00pm

Description:

A summer network event was held at the University of Salford, hosted by the ThinkLab and organized by the UK Chapter’s student representative, Hisham Tariq. It was titled “Resilient Cities” and attended by over 20 people. The event provided an interdisciplinary opportunity to discuss the application of SD to the significant challenges facing our cities, an opportunity for networking, and introduced SD to students and members of the faculty at Salford.


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