Socio-Technical Transition Analysis Research Fellow

Belfast, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £43,266 per annum
08 May 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 05/06/2019
Salary £33,199 - £39,610 per annum (potential to progress to £43,266 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)
Job category/type Research

Job description We are seeking a highly-motivated post-doctoral researcher for a five year period in the field of Socio-Technical Transition Analysis to join the Sir William Wright Technology Centre (W-Tech) at Queen's University Belfast. As part of the Centre, the researcher will support activities in a newly funded EPSRC Prosperity Partnership, Street Zero, aimed at exploring the implications of a move towards increasing electrification of bus vehicles. The researcher will work in a multidisciplinary team with researchers from vehicle engineering, civil engineering and policy to explore the consequences of a shift to a fully electrified public transport system on the complex technical, cultural, social,economic and behavioural interactions in the system. The researcher will develop models to understand the capacity of the existing public transport system has for change, and explore how policy measures could be introduced to create opportunities for further development. This post offers an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for working at the cutting edge of developing solutions for the next generation of urban mobility.

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