Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Coventry, United Kingdom
£32,283 - £41,536 pro rata, per annum
Oct 22, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 08, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 08/11/2019
Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing
Salary £32,283 - £41,536 pro rata, per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Research

Job description

Coventry University is investing heavily in research, continuing our commitment to talented, world-class researchers. We are gaining momentum as a world-class, innovative institution and our strategy is underpinned by a significant investment in our people.

As part of our research strategy, researchers in the Engineering, Environment and Computing Faculty are developing novel Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning concepts and technologies to improve people's lives. Our team of leading academics has developed a significant portfolio of excellent and impactful research that delivers world-class results.

We are looking for a talented Research Fellow to join our Faculty to undertake a lead role in the development of impactful IoT, sensing and embedded systems research activity.

The post-holder will contribute to the delivery of the EPSRC-funded The Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED) project (part of the RCUK Global Challenges Research programme) working to understand energy needs and providing new technical solutions for displaced populations in Rwanda and Nepal. For more information about this project, please visit our website: and

You should hold (or have submitted a thesis for) a PhD in a relevant subject to Humanitarian Sciences/Social Sciences subject, or have the relevant discipline or professional experience equivalent to a PhD demonstrating an ability to carry out independent research. You must be a highly proficient writer (open to writing to both informed and specialist audiences within the sphere of humanitarian sciences and social sciences) and have prior research experience related to science dissemination to the public, policy influencing and reporting to non governmental organizations. Knowledge of Impact as meant by the REF framework is essential. You will also have strong project management and organisation skills, and have an ability to write upresearch for peer-reviewed publications and conferences.

You should be willing to conduct fieldwork and impact enhancing activities in Rwanda and Nepal refugee camps during the project life and work with camp authorities and NGOs to deploy the Impact strategy designed by the project team.

Your academic development will be supported through our Early Career Researcher support programmes, alongside other researcher development activities. You will benefit from academic mentoring from the onset.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Elena Gaura at

Closing date: 8 November 2019

Interview date: 21 November 2019

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