Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (Fixed Term)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, to work on multiple cross-disciplinary projects within the context of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. The successful candidate will join a large dynamic team of researchers working on different challenges.

The key responsibilities are driving, planning and conducting innovative research within own area of expertise as well as broader areas in collaboration with others; consolidating, integrating, producing and disseminating research outputs from multiple projects; developing new and strategic research initiatives and opportunities; develop research training activities, collaborating with academic and industry partners and leading and managing multiple research activities.

The post holder will be located in The Civil Engineering Building, West Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Civil Engineering or a relevant discipline; to have excellent leadership, management, communication, organisational and problem solving skills; to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and to engage with industry partners.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have 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.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966 Research Associate: £36,024 - £44,263.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) including your list of publications, a covering letter and a brief overview of your proposed research in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Professor Abir Al-Tabbaa ( for queries of a technical nature related to the role or please contact Mrs Sue Stocks ( ) for queries about the application process.

Please quote reference NM40362 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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