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Research Associate in International Transport
Sackville Street, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-017024

Location: Sackville Street, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/08/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: asap until 01 August 2024

Applications are invited for the above position to start as soon as possible to join a vibrant, diverse and inclusive team of interdisciplinary researchers engaged in climate change mitigation projects. This post will have a particular focus on international transport – namely aviation and shipping. The appointed candidate will have the scope to develop new research avenues whilst enhancing and developing research activities within existing projects including one led by Professor Alice Larkin and Dr Amanda Lea-Langton funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) on aviation and shipping fuel supply chains, work involving the Decarbonising Freight Network led by Dr Sarah Mander, as well as EPSRC funded research on port decarbonisation through shore-power and wind-propulsion as an alternative energy source for ships.

The post holder will:

  • Conduct academic policy-relevant interdisciplinary research on international transport and climate change linked to existing Tyndall projects
  • Drive the development of new research ideas and proposals
  • Conduct and administer knowledge exchange and outreach activities
  • Contribute to the vibrant, diverse and inclusive environment of the Tyndall Centre.

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic interdisciplinary researcher who is keen to build on their doctoral research to develop their experience in climate change mitigation strategies for international transport (shipping and/or aviation). Aligned with the values of the University and the Tyndall Centre, you will work within a diverse and inclusive team to contribute towards research with genuine impact on policy and practice, and to publish in the very highest quality journals (indicatively, these might be Nature Climate Change, Climate Policy, Applied Energy, Nature Sustainability, and Journal of Environmental Science & Policy). The role would suit an early career post-doctoral researcher with an interest in interdisciplinarity that spans the physical and social sciences. The successful candidate must be keen to engage in policy-relevant interdisciplinary activities and have excellent communication and knowledge exchange skills.

This is a 36-month post in the first instance, with a possibility of extension. Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Our University and our Institutes are committed to Athena SWAN principles, promoting equality and diversity throughout the School. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants. All appointments are made on merit.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Alice Larkin.


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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