Senior Technical Analyst

University of Cambridge
July 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585-£57,696
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Contract Type:Fixed-term: The fund
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Senior Technical Analyst

Climate neutral of aviation is possible. However, there is no silver bullet and to achieve it a whole system approach is required considering technology, scaleup, infrastructure, investment, and policy. The Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA, project is a growing and joint initiative between the Whittle Laboratory and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability leadership, bringing together academic, industry and policy experts from around the world to take on this challenge.

We are looking for someone to join the AIA team as a Senior Technical Analyst to further develop and disseminate our analyses and transform our sustainable aviation research into interactive tools and engage key stake-holders. The post holder will be located in Cambridge, UK, primarily at the Whittle Laboratory in West Cambridge.

This new Senior Technical Analyst role has been created to closely align with the design and delivery of the AIA's activities and provide modelling, software development and technical leadership. We are looking for candidates with both some modelling and software development skills, perhaps with experience in Excel, Python and React, and possible experience in a range of modelling areas in net zero transport or aviation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a unique and important initiative to decarbonise aviation within the next 20-30 years.

In this key role, you will be responsible for the delivery of research outputs and projects and will oversee other technical staff working in this area, as well as maintain and develop AIA modelling software to support the effective delivery of its work. Additionally, the Senior Technical Analyst will contribute to external reports and grant proposals under supervision.

The Senior Technical Analyst will also be expected to provide high level advice to internal and external stakeholders and leaders on the outputs of the AIA's work and the development of future research projects.

You will be educated to degree level and hold postgraduate qualifications in a relevant area or have demonstrable equivalent experience with a strong research or analysis component. You will possess specialist knowledge across broad range of areas relating to the net zero transition, particularly chemical and mechanical engineering with transport applications, with an understanding and knowledge of technical systems, economic systems and policy development. You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate that you are a team player and can work independently. Prior experience in aviation's net zero transition would desirable but not essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 July 2024. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering ([email protected], 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM42189 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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    21 June 2024

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    7 July 2024

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