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Research Fellow in Sustainable Transport

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €53,000
£47,138.25 converted salary*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th August 2018
Closes: 28th September 2018

Project Title: Modal Shift to Reduce Carbon in Transport

Funding Agency: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland & Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Salary: €53,000/ye

Duration: 12 months 

Project description:

The transport sector in Ireland, like in most other countries, is responsible for a high proportion of emissions. Traditionally, much of the focus has been on building new infrastructure and investment in public transport, walking and cycling to reduce these emissions. Little attention has been paid to changing underlying transport behaviours’ and trying to understand this behaviour.

This project aims to examine low-cost behavioural change projects that have been successful internationally and determine if they could be successful in Ireland.   A key element of the project will be to produce new methods to evaluate the potential success of behavioural change projects and supplement the work currently being conducted on the economic evaluation of transport projects. The project will produce a list of potential pilot projects that could be launched in Ireland and how to leverage the greatest return on any potential pilot projects.

The successful candidates will also be expected to take on a number or administration duties in relation to the project.  


The applicants should have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in engineering, economics, transportation or other closely related fields
  • Experience in managing research projects
  • Excellent record of peer-reviewed scientific publication
  • Willingness to travel for project meetings and conferences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to efficiently deliver results on time
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment


Please email your electronic application by 5pm (GMT) on Friday the 28th of September 2018. Applications should comprise your most recent CV plus a covering letter indicating your suitability for the role.

Applications to Dr Brian Caulfield at

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