Research Associate for “RCUK Innovation Fellowship: Social and Economic Implications of Transport Sharing and Automation”

University of Glasgow - School of Social and Political Sciences

Job Purpose
To make a leading contribution to the project: “Social and Economic Implications of Transport Sharing and Automation (National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) Innovation Fellowships)”. The overall objective of the RCUK Innovation Fellowship is to undertake innovation-oriented research, where the research questions are co-produced with industry partners, and to further the goals of the Industrial Strategy.

The Innovation Fellowship will involve working closing with the PI and researching into the changing spatial distribution of jobs due to increasing automation, and simulating the effects on transport systems. the fellow will have expert knowledge in dealing with unstructured data, data linkage, information retrieval, and machine learning; as well as in the ability to learn about spatial and economic patterns relating to jobs and employment, and implement specialist traffic flow modelling and simulation of connected/automated vehicle technologies and shared mobility services, using C/C++ or Python and simulation tools (PTV Vision Traffic Suite VISSIM/VISUM and/or AIMSUN).

It is a condition of the fellowship that the fellow will engage with industry partners of the project in a number of ways, and will lead and collaborate on the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals. The research questions in the project are expected to evolve with industry participation, and the fellow will be expected to help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

This post is currently funded until 31 December 2020.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Interviews will be held in early January 2018.

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