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Logistics Analyst - CUSP II

Lancaster University - Faculty of Science and Technology

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £25,326 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: A3429

Contract: Indefinite with end date

Lancaster University is seeking 3 outstanding and ambitious candidates to fill Analyst roles covering data systems, logistics & mobility and social design. Located in Faculty Science and Technology, Lancaster University Management School and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences respectively

The School of Computing and Communication has been successful in securing funding from the European Regional Development Fund along with partners for CUSP II. This programme has considerable potential to help businesses through increased productivity as well as the generation of new products and processes. It is a fully funded business support, multi-partner programme, which aims to work with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Cumbria. The delivery partners are Lancaster University and University of Cumbria.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity in a vibrant knowledge exchange team. These posts are funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The roles will work together closely to coordinate activities to benchmark and improve SME connectivity, social, physical and digital, in the county, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the context of climate emergency. The roles will aim to understand and address impacts upon individual businesses and groups brought about by changes in behaviour and patterns of working and mobility. The role holders will work together, developing a creative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approach, focused on co-creating concrete, experimental innovation responses and future visions in collaboration with diverse stakeholders. The activity will be delivered within a work package entitled ‘Connected Cumbria’ (CUSPII) project and will feed into a broader raft of analysis designed to inform policy across the broader connectivity landscape within the region.

You will have experience of delivering diagnostic analysis and innovative responses to diverse challenges. Client and stakeholder engagement will be critical, with a view to co-designing place-based plans and visions for improved connectivity both for individual project beneficiaries and as part of a broader, county-wide stakeholder initiative. You will take an active role in building relationships with SME beneficiaries, by understanding their needs, benchmarking their ‘place’ within the connectivity infrastructure and agreeing programmes of activity to enable them to become more resilient and ‘better connected’ in a post COVID, climate-smart future. In undertaking this activity, the post holders will also secure contractual outputs related to the project’s funding programme. They must show a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and intensive engagement with diverse stakeholders. Experience in this area, although not essential, is desirable. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their experience of publicly relevant, impactful research or innovation; candidates without experience are encouraged to apply, they should indicate at the application stage how they envisage working with stakeholders such as local councils, SME, innovators in industries and technology developers.

You will join us on an indefinite contract, however, the role remains contingent on external funding which at this time is for 24 months.

Lancaster University is among the best in the UK. Top 10 in three main league tables, we also have a TEF Gold rating for teaching and we're highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. We're proud to have been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Lancaster is also ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the Complete University Guide 2020.

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