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Future Roads Fellow (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £38,498 + additional allowances
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th July 2022
Closes: 30th September 2022
Job Ref: NM32043

Positions exist for new Fellows in the Department of Engineering, to work on the FUTUREROADS-COFUND programme. The aim of Future Roads is to recruit, train and support individual fellows who wish to contribute towards an improved future for the road industry. The programme is aimed at high-potential individuals primarily interested in following a career in the transportation infrastructure sector or academia. The post holder will be located in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK. 

More information on the programme and additional details of the individual project areas can be found at: https://drf.eng.cam.ac.uk 

Research will be primarily based in at least one of the following areas, applied to road infrastructure: Digital twins, Smart materials, Data science, Automation and robotics, Sustainability. The key responsibilities and duties are to (1) devise, implement, and test solution(s) that address the aim of the programme; (2) disseminate outcomes and author reports; (3) develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research; (4) conduct individual and collaborative research; (5) write up research work for presentation and publication. In addition, the researcher will be expected to (1) attend secondments with industrial and academic partners;(2) attend the programme's training sessions; (3) Report to and present research methods and outcomes in management meetings and annual workshops; (4) plan the use of research resources, laboratories and workshops as appropriate; (5) plan and manage own research activity in collaboration with others. 

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are (1) A PhD degree (2) Specialist knowledge with sufficient breadth/depth in one or more of the areas relevant to the Future Roads programme. (3) Good communication skills. Applicants do not need to have postdoctoral experience. However, evidence of having fulfilled all requirements for a PhD degree must be supplied on application, either through supply of a PhD certificate or confirmation letter from the awarding institution. 

Applicants must be available to start their fellowship as close as possible to the planned cohort start date in April 2023. They also must comply with the MSCA Mobility rule (explained in the Guide for Applicants on the programme website (https://drf.eng.cam.ac.uk)). 

Salary will be in the region of £38,498 + additional allowances. 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months 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 :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/35776

Please ensure that you upload:  

  1. Merged as one document: cover letter (1 page), CV (maximum 2 pages) publication list (maximum 2 pages)
  2. Project description & plan (using the template provided)
  3. Degree certificates (merged as one document)
  4. Ethics form (using the template provided) 

These should be uploaded 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 DRF-initiative@eng.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference NM32043 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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