Research Fellow, Transport Research Institute

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
£32,816 - £39,152 per annum
Oct 29, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 19, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 19/11/2019
Salary: £32,816 - £39,152 per annum
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

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

We are currently looking for two Research Fellows to join the Transport Research Institute (TRI) within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) on a full time basis for 6 months.

SEBE has a long history of innovative research, working with both industry specialists and the government 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. Please visit TRI blog for a complete overview of our research activities.

At Edinburgh Napier we actively promote a strong inclusive environment and are proud of the progress of our inclusivity strategy, following our recent SEBE Athena Swan accreditation.

The Role

The Research Fellows will carry out original research for two research projects in the areas of:

  • Shared mobility and
  • Bicycle safety.

As a Research Fellow, your work will include collection of primary and secondary data, integration of datasets, statistical analysis through the development of advanced statistical and econometric models, and development of high-level recommendations for key stakeholders. You are expected to take the lead in writing research papers and grant proposals. You will work in a team with researchers from the Transport Research Institute (TRI).

Who We Are Looking For

Essential requirements:

  • PhD (or near completion) in a subject related to transportation, travel behavior, transport policy, data science, statistical and econometric methods; or combination of qualifications and experience equivalent to PhD 
  • Experience in statistical and econometric methods
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience of publishing in internationally renowned academic journals 
  • Experience of preparing grant applications
  • Experience in survey-based data collection for behavioural research
  • Experience in data analytics for large datasets
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, R, C++)
  • Experience of working on UK- or internationally-funded transport projects

​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 November (Midnight)

Initial interviews are expected to be held on: 4th December

Planned start date for the successful candidate: 1st week of January 2020

For informal discussions about this position, please contact:

Achille Fonzone
Email address: a.fonzone@napier.ac.uk
Phone number: 0131 455 2898

Greg Fountas
Email address: g.fountas@napier.ac.uk
Phone number: 0131 455 2711

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.