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Senior Research Fellow (ESRC Fellowship)

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?Do you have a background in transport studies and data analytics?Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities at the world-renowned Institute for Transport Studies?

We have an exciting three year fellowship position, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of their National Productivity Investment Fund. The programme of work will focus on the evaluation of the potential for new mobility services at local level through the fusion and analysis of novel datasets. The position includes funded secondments to an innovative commercial telematics service provider and a large regional transport partnership. You will be appointed to the Institute of Transport Studies affiliated to the UK Energy Research Centre. Under the mentorship of Professor Jillian Anable, you will work in collaboration with other postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers and there will also be opportunities to contribute to wider research and teaching initiatives across the Institute and Faculty. Existing expertise at Leeds in travel behaviour, spatial analytics, and geographical information science offers the potential for extensive collaboration.

With a PhD in Transport Studies, Geography or a closely allied discipline (see Eligibility criteria in the Additional Information section), you will be able to demonstrate a strong upward research trajectory evidenced by metrics such as high quality peer reviewed publications. A wide range of interests and skills relevant to the field of mobility studies will be considered but you must be able to demonstrate use of a diverse range of data and analytical methods plus a strong connection to how your work will influence real systems and contexts. In addition to showing clear potential for significant research income generation, you should also be able to demonstrate an interest in and potential to assume innovative teaching development in the field of data analytics, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as the fellowship evolves. 

Fixed-term for 3 years (external funding), latest start date of 15 January 2018 and subject to final approval from ESRC.

Job sharing or flexible working arrangements may be considered.

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

Professor Jillian Anable, Professor of Transport and Energy

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9925, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £39,992 to £47,722 p.a.
Please note that due to funding limitations an appointment will not be made above £39,992
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years due to external funding. Latest start date of 15 January 2018)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 December 2017
Interview Date:  Monday 08 January 2018
Reference:  ENVTR1058
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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