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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Fixed Term)


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 January 2027 in the first instance.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate in transport and land-use modelling to support a project jointed funded by the UKRI and the UK Department for Transport. The Research Associate will join a £10m research programme for establishing a new national research hub to decarbonise transport networks.

This Research Associate will work directly with Dr Li Wan, Associate Professor in urban planning at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College. The Research Associate will be based in the Department of Land Economy. The Research Associate will also have affiliated researcher status at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) and the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG).

The Research Associate will play a key role in establishing the modelling framework for the programme, with a particularly focus on investigating long(er)-term, socio-economic and sustainability co-benefits of transport decarbonisation. This would to be achieved through developing consistent national socio-economic and spatial planning scenarios and conducting model-based analysis.

Candidates should have a PhD (submitted or nearly submitted at the time of application) in a field relevant to transport/urban planning, urban/regional economics, urban data sciences and systems engineering. Experience of transport modelling, quantitative social science research and mixed-methods research is desirable. Applicants should provide evidence of producing original research and publication at the highest level, as well as a strong interest in engagement in empirically-grounded, multi-disciplinary policy research.

Those who have submitted or nearly submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Further information about the Department of Land Economy can be found at http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk.

We particularly welcome candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented.

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Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Li Wan: lw423@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference JP42212 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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