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Principal Research Associate in Digital Roads (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £61,818 to £71,638 per annum (Principal Research Associate salary range)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 21st November 2021
Job Ref: NM28279

Department/Location: Department of Engineering, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Salary: £61,818

Reference: NM28279

Closing date: 21 November 2021

A position exists, for a Principal Research Associate in Digital Roads in the Department of Engineering, to work on the Digital Roads of the Future (DRF) initiative.

The post holder will be located in the Civil Engineering Building, 7a JJ Thomson Ave, CB3 0FA, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to provide technical leadership and coordination to the DRF initiative via research advancement within its existing grants in the form of digital platform architectures and software and hardware systems integration; authoring new grant proposals; authoring publications and disseminating the initiative's outcomes; administration, financial management, planning and organisation; staff management, training, and mentoring; and internal and external networking, while constantly upholding the university's values.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: (i) having obtained a PhD degree in any Engineering discipline, Computer Science or Architecture; (ii) possessing significant previous academic experience as Senior Research Associate, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, or equivalent, with emphasis on research supervision experience; (iii) possessing a very strong academic track record with high quality publications related to digital platforms or digital systems integration and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects, and proposals; (iii) possessing previous project and financial management experience; (iv) possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary Ranges: Principal Research Associate: £61,818 - £71,638

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2027 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter detailing how you meet the person profile requirements in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Ioannis Brilakis at for queries of a technical nature related to the role and Ms Anna Hajduk for queries related to the application process.

Please quote reference NM28279 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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