Research Fellow, School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Grade 5, £32,816 - £39,152 per annum
Friday, 6 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 19 December 2019
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 19/12/2019
Salary: Grade 5, £32,816 - £39,152 per annum
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

Join Edinburgh Napier University and Engineer a career that shapes the future

Research Fellow - Fixed Term (26 months) 

We are currently looking for one or two Research Fellows to join the Transport Research Institute (TRI) within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) on an overall 50% FTE basis for 26 months. The contract(s) may be extended within the duration of the project.

SEBE has a long history of innovative research, working with both industry specialists and governments on cutting edge projects that are internationally renowned and world leading. From transport modelling and policy, to automation and robotics, energy and renewables, advanced materials, manufacturing and product design engineering our work has gained national and international recognition and influences our teaching programmes. 

We are especially proud to host TRI, an internationally leading institute with a focus on research and a wide experience of working on European-funded project. Please visit TRI blog for a complete overview of our activities.

The Role

The Research Fellow(s) will work on the Horizon 2020 Park4SUMP. The work involves two main tasks.

  1. Developing a complex parking policy auditing tool and supporting partner cities in applying it (20% FTE).
  2. Leading the monitoring and evaluation process (30% FTE).
  3. Applicants can apply for either or both tasks. Among equally placed candidates, priority will be given to applicants for both tasks.

Task 1 involves

  • Developing a parking policy audit system
  • Monitoring and disseminating innovation in the parking management field
  • Building capacity about parking policy and management in cities participating in Park4SUMP
  • Developing training materials
  • Training auditors in the field of parking policy and management field

Task 2 involves

  • Leading the monitoring and evaluation activities of the project
  • Supporting partner cities on data collection, analysis, evaluation and reporting
  • Ensuring the quality of approaches, services and products of the project
  • Delivering the final monitor and evaluation of the project

The Research Fellow(s) will also

  • Participate in the dissemination and communication activities of the project
  • Attend project meetings, also abroad, as requested
  • Contribute to project management
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the information and records processed (received, created, used, stored, destroyed) on behalf of the University are managed in compliance with all applicable legislation, codes and policies e.g. Data Protection, Information Security and Records Management.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the line manager.

Who We Are Looking For

Among other requirements, the successful candidate(s) must have:

  • PhD (or near completion) in a subject related to transportation or urban planning or combination of qualifications and experience equivalent to PhD
  • Demonstrable expertise concerning parking policy and management (for task 1)
  • Demonstrable expertise in monitoring and evaluation (for task 2)
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work in a team and on own initiative.
  • Availability to travel abroad if requested.

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience with Horizon 2020 or other EU funded projects
  • Experience of working in or with local authorities
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of other European languages.

For a detailed list of the requirements, you can read the full role profile here 

Benefits We Offer

Salary: Grade 5

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: 19th December (Midnight)

Initial interviews are expected to be held on: W/C 6th January

For informal discussions about this position, please contact:

Achille Fonzone

Email address: a.fonzone@napier.ac.uk

Phone number: 0131 455 2898

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status.  More details can be found here.