Research Fellow, School of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£34,308- £40,931 per annum
21 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job title: Research Fellow – Full Time, Fixed Term (24 months)

Job reference: 0000018659

Date posted: 21/11/2022

Application closing date: 08/01/2023

Salary: £34,308- £40,931 per annum (Grade 5)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description
We have a Research Fellow position available to join our School of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University to work on an externally funded project, Future Flyer 3 A ‘Day-in-the-life-of’ HEART funded by the Innovative UK.

You will participate in and contribute research for the project, relating to public perceptions towards hydrogen electric and automated aviation, and the passenger experience of the aircraft boarding and terminal design.

Our phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. These results, alongside our consistently positive National Student Survey results and sustained high levels of graduate employability, demonstrate the increasing impact of Edinburgh Napier's collective work, quality, and commitment. 

REF 2021 assessed 68% of our research as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, up 15% since 2014. Additionally, the University’s research power metric rocketed from 250 to 718, making Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact. 

The University’s improved research power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one.  We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

The role

You will have the opportunity to use your research background and experience to contribute to the development of the project, including carrying out data collection, curating existing literature and analysing the data collected through advanced qualitative and quantitative methods.

You will also be involved with and conduct experimental trials designs and interaction with the engineering Digital twin of the airport services.

This role offers ample networking and collaboration opportunities including the opportunity to travel within and outside the UK to attend workshops, focus groups, stakeholder and public interviews, observational work, and project meetings.  

For a comprehensive list of the responsibilities and requirements, please click here to view the full job description.

Who are we looking for

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual with:

  • PhD degree in a subject related to transportation or aviation.
  • Track record and experience in academic research in a subject related to transportation.
  • Demonstrate expertise and/or experience on research into transportation planning, policy or operations, behavioural research and qualitative studies of transport behaviour, using publications as exemplars.
  • Experience of devising, carrying out, and analysing large in-person and online surveys.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills, including the ability to write high quality reports in short time scales.
  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation, and time management skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £34,308- £40,931 per annum (Grade 5)

Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of up to 23% and a minimum of 46 days holiday.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Additional information

Closing date: Sunday 8 January @ 11:59pm

Interview date: mid-end January  

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Principal Investigator of the project, Professor Pat Langdon at P.Langdon@napier.ac.uk. For any Recruitment queries, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment@napier.ac.uk.

Please note, the University is closed from Thursday 22 December until Wednesday 4 January. Should you require any support with your application during this period, you can view our FAQ’s by clicking here. If you still require support, please contact the Recruitment team who will support as soon as possible upon our return. 

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