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Research Associate
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-06404

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/05/2015

Salary: £30,434 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Geography

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: until 31 October 2016

School / Directorate: School of Environment, Education & Development

You will join the Geography discipline at SEED, and the Centre for Urban Energy and Resilience (CURE). You will support the delivery of high quality research within the European Commission funded Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities project ‘‘Triangulum: The Three Point Project / Demonstrate. Disseminate. Replicate’ project led by Dr James Evans.

Triangulum is deploying and monitoring smart energy, transport and ICT demonstration activities in Manchester Eindhoven and Stavanger to understand the factors that underpin successful smart city projects and enable their replication in other cities. The Research Associate will support Dr James Evans in delivering Work Package 2, which will i) monitor the impacts of the demonstration activities, ii) assess the level of success of the demonstration activities, and iii) evaluate the sustainability of processes of data generation, monitoring and usage in each city.

The primary task of the Research Associate will be to plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques, in order to fulfil Work Package 2. The Research Associate will work on the baseline, interim and final reports for the city of Manchester, liaising closely with counterparts in Eindhoven and Stavanger to ensure consistency. Specifically, this will include data generation, organisation and analysis. The Research Associate will also contribute towards the dissemination of research findings, which involves writing papers and press releases, updating a dynamic website, as well as organising workshops and conferences. The Research Associate will have the opportunity to publish work in relation to the research in appropriate authorship arrangements with the project leader and other members of the Manchester University WP2 research team – Andrew Karvonen from the School of Environment, Education and Development and Krassimira Paskaleva from the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. The Research Associate will be based in Geography within the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) and will contribute to the activities of the Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy research group.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Dr James Evans, Senior Lecturer


Tel: 0161 306 6680

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting:     Tuesday 28 April 2015

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

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