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DecarboN8 Research Network Coordinator

Would you like to be part of an exciting networking project to deliver a rapid step-change in the decarbonisation of transport? Do you have a strong background in project management and administration with excellent organisational and communication skills? Can you help bring academia, government and industry closer together to help build a world-leading community of research, development and implementation? Are you passionate about making a difference to climate change?

Working with Professor Greg Marsden and colleagues from across the N8 Research Partnership, you will coordinate and manage the development of a network of researchers, industrial partners and national, regional and local governments. The DecarboN8 network vision is to find ways to rapidly decarbonise surface transport in the UK through the development of inter-disciplinary research working with a set of connected real-world test beds across the North. In particular, the network is looking to understand how important diversity of place is in thinking about the right decarbonisation solutions. When does one size fit all and when are more bespoke solutions better?

The network coordinator will manage and help to grow effective networks across all the relevant project partners. You will lead on the project management support for this project and the effective delivery of the networks activities. The events will primarily be held across the North of England and a willingness to travel to events is necessary for the role.

You will have considerable experience of overseeing and coordinating complex projects and events.  Strong analytical skills will be crucial in order to fully understand the research and innovation funding landscape and to match this to developing capabilities across the DecarboN8 network. You will be a strong communicator, able to help establish and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders.You will be a good team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Ideally you will have relevant qualifications and experience in the transport or environment sector and with inter-disciplinary research. Prior experience of working in a University environment and with its and procedures regarding procurement and administration would also be beneficial.  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5358, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
due to funding limitations an appointment is unlikely to be made above £33,199 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share, flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 August 2022, to start no earlier than 1 September 2019)
Release Date:  Monday 10 June 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 01 July 2019
Reference:  ENVTR1094
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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