Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Mobility as a Service
Civil, Maritime & Environmental Engineering
Location: Boldrewood Campus
Salary: £30,942 to £49,553
Full Time Fixed Term (36 Months)
Closing Date: Thursday 10 June 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Transportation Research Group
You will be responsible for the development and application of primary research to examine the barriers and incentive to using MaaS and to initiating travel behaviour change. You will also examine the scope for MaaS to provide information to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and improve air quality. It is expected that the research will involve both revealed preference and stated preference data.
In addition, you will liaise with other academics at the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton working on the iterative inclusive design of MaaS, the impacts of MaaS on travel behaviour and the optimisation of the MaaS algorithms. The findings and methods developed are expected to be of sufficient scientific novelty and application that they will lead to publications in leading transport scientific journals. You will disseminate the research findings at project meetings, international conferences, and industrial events. You will be responsible for supporting general research activity at the University of Southampton and encouraging PhD, MSc and Undergraduate students in related research activity.
To be successful you will have a PhD* (or equivalent research experience) in travel studies including behaviour analysis or a closely related topic. You will demonstrate your ability to conduct independent research, with a publications track record to match, and the ability to work with other academics, local and central Government and industry. You will be able to perform effectively with conflicting priorities and time constraints, possess good organisational and time management skills, pay close attention to detail, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Existing experience of MaaS will be an advantage.
Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy**, onsite childcare facilities
The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.
* Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
**subject to qualifying criteria
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference 1372121DA on all correspondence.