Research Fellow, Connected Cities Research Group

Greenwich, London (Greater) (GB)
30 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow, Connected Cities Research Group

Department of Systems Management and Strategy

Location:   Greenwich 
Salary:   £26,495 to £31,604 
Part Time Hours:   0.5FTE
Contract Type:   Fixed Term 
Closing Date:   Wednesday 13 December 2017
Interview Date:   Monday 18 December 2017 
Reference:   1627-R


The Connected Cities Research Group is a newly formed group within the Business School focusing on interdisciplinary research in collaboration with the Future Cities initiative of the University of Greenwich. 
Located at the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Royal Borough of Greenwich which has already launched its smart city strategy, it offers the opportunity to research diverse topics such as ICT for transport or urban well-being, whilst working at one of the grandest University settings of the world. 


Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to support the WISE-ACT Chair (Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport). This is a four-year COST Action with participants from 28 countries across Europe including both academics and practitioners. The successful candidate will assist the Chair in meeting both research and administrative requirements in the UK and abroad, so some travel may be required.

Candidates must have a postgraduate degree in social sciences (e.g. business, economics, sociology, urban planning, public policy) and evidence of research interest about the wider impacts of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Research activities will include survey design, data analysis and stakeholder interviews. Support activities will include administration and co-ordination of this Action under the direction of the Chair, international participants and the COST Association. The successful candidate should also hold the ability to communicate effectively in spoken English about the activities of this Action, and write effectively for both academic and non-expert audiences. The ability to maintain an effective mode of record keeping throughout this Action, work effectively as part of an international team and contribute in academic publications are essential.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who are confident in quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, have experience in organising international workshops, can manage web and social media and are able to speak foreign languages.


This is initially a 4 month duration, 0.5 FTE post, but may be extended for a longer time frame as the project proceeds. Aside joining a vibrant international community of experts, the successful candidate will become a member of the Business School with access to University facilities. We are also committed to staff development and offer a range of training opportunities. There may also be opportunities to gain teaching experience upon approval of the relevant Department of the University of Greenwich.
For further information about the post, please see the Job Description.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.