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Research Fellow in Future Mobility Systems

Would you like to join the largest national research centre on energy demand in the UK? Do you want to further your career by applying your quantitative data analysis skills as part of a leading research group on transport and energy at the world-renowned Institute for Transport Studies? 

You will join a large team within the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) that conducts research on transport and mobility patterns and low carbon transitions. The team, led by Professor Jillian Anable, is funded by a suite of grants involving senior and junior academics from a wide range of disciplines including geography, economics, engineering, mathematics and environmental science. Projects include CREDS (, UKERC ( and this fellowship funded by ClimateXChange ( This work is centred on understanding the determinants of energy demand and the mechanisms by which to reduce it. 

This post-doctoral fellowship (PDRF) will undertake a focused study to develop a segmentation model of Future Mobility attitudes and behaviour in Scotland. The role will involve the development of a questionnaire survey to be administered to a large sample of Scottish residents and using a suite of multivariate statistical techniques to identify meaningful and policy-relevant population subgroups to inform transport and energy modelling and decision making.

You will have a PhD in a relevant related discipline with proven quantitative data collection skills. You will be able to demonstrate a strong upward research trajectory evidenced by high-quality peer-reviewed publications. You will also have a desire to engage extensively with key stakeholders including UK Government and industry.

There will also be opportunities to contribute to wider research and teaching initiatives across the School and Faculty.

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

Professor Jillian Anable, Chair in Transport and Energy

Tel: +44 (0)7930 330 155; email:  

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term until 15 October 2021 (due to external funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 12 December 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 January 2020
Interview Date:  Friday 17 January 2020
Reference:  ENVTR1115
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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