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Research Assistant in Future Energy and Transport Systems

Durham University
United Kingdom
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Role

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in Future Energy and Transport Systems to be based in the Engineering Department. They will work on multiple active research projects in collaboration with Professor Tony Roskilly and Dr Andrew Smallbone in the Department of Engineering.

The successful applicant will be expected to work flexibly to support projects on emissions, air quality, and comfort from heritage and agricultural buildings. They will also be expected to work on projects related to the technical aspects of hydrogen powered electric vehicles.


    To understand and convey information related to active projects which need a careful explanation to the team or group of people through presentations, discussions and meetings which contribute to the production of research reports and publications. To write up results of ongoing research work, present information on research progress and outcomes to bodies supervising research in a clear and accurate manner. To analyse or undertake basic research and development activities by deciding how best to apply existing methodology according to overall context and objectives. To deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines by discussing with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and offering creative or innovative solutions. To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding to form relationships for future research collaboration. To assist in contributing to support student projects on the use of research methods and equipment. To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment that is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. To engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline. To engage in continuing professional development by attending relevant training and development courses. This post is initially fixed term for 6 months duration and to support ongoing externally funded research projects.
The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.

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