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Research Assistant/Associate in Heavy Vehicle Performance (Fixed Term)

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on a project concerned with trial data collection and analysis for heavy vehicle fuel consumption.

The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties will be: - developing instrumentation to record vehicle and driver performance for a number of heavy road vehicles; - measuring performance of heavy vehicles and drivers under field conditions; - modelling fuel consumption; - compiling and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, preparing reports to summarise main findings and conclusions; - presenting results of the research to sponsors, addressing conferences and publishing articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: the applicant must have obtained, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in engineering, with expertise in vehicle dynamics, trial planning and implementation, data collection and analysis.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,298 - £29,301 Research Associate: £29,301 - £38,183

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter with a research publication list if applicable in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: Virginia Bath, (Tel +44 01223 332601).

Please quote reference NM11936 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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