Research Associate in Future Infrastructure

University of Edinburgh
April 02, 2023
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Job Identification

6142

Job Category

Academic

Locations

  • King's Buildings Centre, Edinburgh, EH9 3JF, GB
  • Posting Date

    01/06/2023, 11:06 PM

    Apply Before

    02/04/2023, 12:00 AM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

    Health and Safety Requirements

    Key hazards identified (plan is in place)

    Criminal Record Check

    No criminal record check required

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term

    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.
  • Click to view a copy of the full job description

    Please attach a CV and Cover Letter in your application.

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Click to access our staff benefits page (opens new browser tab) for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided. The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    Interviews will be held in early February

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab.

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    Engineering has been taught at Edinburgh in one form or another since 1673. In 2002, the present School of Engineering was formed from the previously existing departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Since then, the School has grown from strength to strength, growing rapidly in the last 5 years, now having the largest number of students among the seven Schools in the College of Science and Engineering, offering undergraduate degree programmes across all disciplines and taught Masters courses in niche areas. All of the undergraduate degree programmes are accredited by the relevant professional institutions.

    The School of Engineering addresses diverse complex challenges across the entire field of engineering, at the micro- and macro/global scales. At the microscopic scale, its research supports the design and deployment of novel nanotechnology and devices for biological monitoring and medical diagnosis; at the macro/global scale, it optimises the security and sustainability of the built environment and develops engineering solutions to climate change issues. In REF 2021 the joint submission from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot- Watt University to General Engineering was ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for quality and breadth of research. The ranking cited is based upon the breadth and quality of research which apply standard formula (as used by the Times Higher Education) to the REF 2021 results.

    The School has a strong track record in producing more than 50 technology spin-outs and developing industry links that enable our graduates to build career-long relationships. Current research income in the School was c.£22.0M in 2020/21.

    We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family- friendly working and recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students. The School has an active programme offering support and professional development for all staff; providing mentoring, training, and networking opportunities.

    The School of Engineering holds a bronze Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education & research.

    Further information, including details of undergraduate & postgraduate taught programmes: www. eng.ed.ac.uk

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