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Research Fellow in Vehicle Fuel Consumption and Emission Measurement/Analysis

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Are you wanting to contribute to the development of vehicle emission surveillance technologies that will help make cities cleaner, healthier places to live? Do you have an interest in enhancing your skills to handle and analyse transport and environmental data?

Working with staff in the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) and collaborating with world leading researchers across Europe, you will undertake research to help take vehicle emission surveillance technologies to the next level; their widespread use to identify high- or low-emitting vehicles, tracking policy effectiveness, and informing consumer purchase decisions.

The road transport emissions research you will be conducting will help address one pressing issue for our global society, the impact of poor air quality on our health. More evidence is desperately needed on vehicle fleets, the emissions they generate on-the-road not in laboratories, exposing widespread practices to cheat emission controls; to help solve the air-quality problems in our cities.

You will be a keen, motivated post-doctoral data analyst; with a proven ability to handle, analyse, visualise and communicate complex environmental information. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside leading researchers in the field, including the International Council on Clean Transportation ( Your role will be to help establish data infrastructures and analytics using open-source tools to allow for easier, faster, and more accurate integration and aggregation of vehicle emission data. You will work on two, inter-related European Horizon 2020 project and have the opportunity to travel to meetings, conferences and city demonstrations.

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

Dr James Tate, Associate Professor in Vehicle Emissions and Air Quality

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6608; 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 for 2 years (due to external funding))
Release Date:  Thursday 19 December 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 January 2020
Reference:  ENVTR1117
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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