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Marie Sklodowska-Curie Future Roads Fellow (Fixed Term)

Positions exist for new Marie Sklodowska-Curie Future Roads Fellows in the Department of Engineering, to work on the FUTUREROADS-COFUND programme. The aim is to recruit, train and support individual fellows. The programme is aimed at high-potential individuals interested in following a career in the transportation infrastructure sector or academia. The post holder will be in Cambridge, UK.

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Research will be primarily based in at least one of the following areas, applied to road infrastructure: Digital twins, Smart materials, Data science, Automation and robotics, Sustainability.

The key responsibilities and duties are to (1) devise, implement, and test solution(s) that address the aim of the programme; (2) disseminate outcomes and author reports; (3) develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research; (4) conduct individual and collaborative research; (5) write up research work for presentation and publication.

The posholders will be expected to (1) attend secondments with industrial and academic partners;(2) attend the programme's training sessions; (3) Report to and present research methods and outcomes in management meetings and annual workshops; (4) plan the use of research resources, laboratories, and workshops as appropriate; (5) plan and manage own research activity in collaboration with others.

The skills, qualifications and experience required for the role are (1) A PhD degree (2) Specialist knowledge with sufficient breadth/depth in one or more of the areas relevant to the programme (3) Good communication skills.

Applicants do not need to have postdoctoral experience. Evidence of having fulfilled all requirements for a PhD degree must be supplied on application, either through supply of a PhD certificate or confirmation letter from the awarding institution.

For information on salary, refer to the document HR7_Further Particulars.

Applicants must be available to start their fellowship as close as possible to the planned start date in December 2023. They also must comply with the MSCA Mobility rule (explained in the Guide for Applicants on the programme website (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 34 months or until 30 September 2026, whichever comes sooner.

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Please ensure that you upload:

  1. Merged as one document: (i) cover letter (1 page), (ii) CV (maximum 2 pages), (iii) publication list (maximum 2 pages)
  2. Project description & plan (using the template provided)
  3. Degree certificates (merged as one document)
  4. Ethics form (using the template provided)

These should be uploaded in the upload section of the online application. Any additional documents which have not been requested, will not be considered as part of your application. Submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

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Please quote reference NM35935 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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