Research Fellow - School of the Built Environment 

Salford, Greater Manchester (GB)
£32,548 - £38,833
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow - School of the Built Environment 
Ref: 1657885

£32,548 - £38,833

Full-time, Fixed Term.

The School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford has successfully secured funding for two exciting positions within the THINK LAB;

The THINKlab has recently been successful in securing over £1.7M funds from EPSRC, European Commission and Innovate UK to develop Smart City related applications in areas such as disaster resilience, energy efficient neighbourhoods and smart infrastructure. These projects have given the THINKlab the opportunity to strengthen SOBE's research activities in the area of Smart Cities. 

Applications are sought for a Research Fellow post to work with the Director of the THINKlab to support the delivery of the current projects and help the School to develop new research programmes in the area of virtual city simulation. The Research Fellow will be responsible for providing leadership in developing research ideas and a technology platform that can enhance the richness of virtual city models by integrating data from sensors, satellites and simulations such as traffic, flood and crowd to allow planners to make informed decision for creating sustainable cities.

The School has recently been successful in securing a £1.2m grant from the EPSRC Global Challenge Fund to work with Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Pakistan to develop a collaborative platform for building resilient communities in disaster prone areas. 

The School wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the EPSRC funded project "A Collaborative Multi-Agency Platform for Building Resilient Communities" 

The Research Fellow will be responsible for providing the leadership in developing a distributed collaborative environment for analysing near real-time 3D satellite data for disaster interventions. This research will explore how the near-real time data can be processed in order to construct a true situation on the ground during live disasters. 

The Research Fellow will work closely with industry partners to demonstrate this novel concept. 

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The University of Salford is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all our employees and potential employees. Applications are therefore welcomed from individuals of all backgrounds as we strive to reflect a rich diversity throughout our organisation.

Closing Date: 15 January 2018 at 23.59