Research Associate in Future Infrastructure

Job Description

  • UE07 £35,333 - £42,155 per annum
  • School of Engineering, College of Science & Engineering
  • Institute for Infrastructure & Environment
  • Fixed Term, Full time, 35 hrs per week for up to 24 months

The post doctoral researcher will seek to advance a recently developed interdisciplinary systems model (the Urban Systems Abstraction Hierarchy) which connects designed and ‘non-designed’ infrastructure to its intended societal and sustainability outcomes. The work is led by the EFI Centre for Future Infrastructure and will explore urban system resilience, data systems connecting engineering, social sciences, public sector and geosciences, to understand the needs of future urban infrastructure.

The Opportunity

The candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the development of this important research activity, both through their own research project and through contributing to the Centre’s programme of training and research development. Based in School of Engineering, the post-holder will also be expected to contribute to departmental activities, engage with relevant EFI activities, external networks and the Data Driven Innovation Programme more broadly.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • A PhD qualification in related sectors such as civil engineering, environmental engineering or urban planning.
  • Excellent research vision with a clear plan for a research programme that engages knowledge of urban resilience, socio-technical systems and in the context of climate emergency risk and resilience.
  • A proven track record of engaging with external organisations, industry and public sector with a developing publications profile.
  • Experience of working and developing projects collaboratively.

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Friday, February 3, 2023

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+44 (0) 131 651 5151