Training Hub Researcher

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33, 809 to £37,684 per annum, with potential progression up to £47,105 per annum
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 1 year
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £33, 809 to £37,684 per annum, with potential progression up to £47,105 per annum
Apply by 12/10/2021

Role Description


Based in the School of Water, Energy & Environment (SWEE) the Hub Researcher will work directly with the Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE) led by Loughborough University in partnership with the Cranfield University and the University of Birmingham University, where C-DICE team members will be based.

C-DICE focuses on how we build and sustain the advanced skills base required to create a pipeline of world-class talent for the Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (IC&E) while accelerating progress towards a net zero-carbon society by 2050. This demands a massive interdisciplinary research effort.

About the Role

Developing training opportunities for postdoctoral researchers: The role holder will be responsible for researching postdoctoral training courses across the C-DICE partnership to help develop the Training Hub. Working with partner institutes your role will be to market research within the HE and industry sector to develop career pathways and training opportunities for postdoctoral researchers. Maximising opportunities for net zero relevant, postdoctoral learning outcomes is central to the Training Hub function. Information to create these opportunities is key to this role.  This includes taking responsibility for and coordinating analysis of training opportunities and needs, collating expertise across the C-DICE partnership, structuring learning events and developing training pathways in collaboration with industry and academia. The Training Hub Researcher will be based at Cranfield and work closely with colleagues at both Loughborough and Birmingham. Line managing the Training & Development Assistant your role will be instrumental in supporting the development and promotion of a diverse range of courses and learning experiences for professionals from both academia and industry.

About You

You will have a good honours degree in engineering, science, applied science, science communication and or teaching. Ideally you will have a PhD, or research experience at masters level, or significant industry experience in a subject relevant to C-DICE. With excellent communication skills, you will have experience of training/educational development and knowledge of best practice and emerging innovations in post-graduate education.

Doctoral research experience is not essential. However, you will have a good understanding of the different roles and careers of postdoctoral researchers as well as an understanding of how research is developed and funded in the UK-HE sector.

In return, you will be joining a supportive team and environment and have exciting opportunities for career development; and an opportunity to collaborate with academic and technical experts across these world leading research and education institutions.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

Flexible Working

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Phil Longhurst, Head of Centre for Climate & Environmental Protection, on (T): +44 (0)1234 754953 or (E):