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Research Assistant / Postdoctoral Research Associate on Horizon Europe Project 'All Data For Green Deal' - 26 Months

Aston University - Informatics & Digital Engineering

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,502 to £38,592 per annum. Grade 7 or 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 15th February 2023
Job Ref: R230015

Location: Aston University Main Campus

Contract Type: Fixed Term (26 months)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 15 February 2023

Interview Date: Monday 27 February 2023

Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate / Postdoctoral Research Associate (RA / PDRA) position to join the Horizon Europe project ‘AllData4GreenDeal’ (AD4GD) https://www.ad4gd.eu/. The post holder will join the highly-respected School of Informatics and Digital Engineering at Aston University, and will work with a consortium of expert partners from across Europe.

AD4GD’s goal is to enable integration of data from remote sensing, citizen science, Internet of Things (IoT), socio-economic data and VREs / research infrastructures in an interoperable, scalable and reliable manner to deliver services that support decision-making around Green Deal priorities. The Aston University team (lead academic and two PDRAs) will work on interdisciplinary tasks to lay the groundwork for three exciting pilot studies focussing on pollution, biodiversity and climate change, and will then coordinate the consortium in implementing those pilot studies. 

You will actively engage with data producers, users and managers and other stakeholders, and work closely with AD4GD consortium partners to deliver technical implementations that meet the identified requirements. You will lead specified research tasks as required and will disseminate research findings in high quality publications and reports.

You will have an MSc or PhD (or equivalent work experience) in a relevant discipline, and a CV / publication record demonstrating the capacity for independent research. Please see the job description at the provided links for more detail on the nature of the work and essential / desirable experience.

This post requires a high level capability for synthesizing information, and an enthusiasm for solving environmental decision-making challenges by applying advanced technical solutions and communicating the results to a wide audience. We aim to build a strong team with good communications skills and a reliable work ethic.

Please submit your application with contact details of 3 referees, a CV, and covering letter stating why you are interested and what you would bring to the project. For informal enquires or further information, please directly contact Dr Lucy Bastin (l.bastin@aston.ac.uk).

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk.

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