About the vacancy:
UWE Bristol are one of the largest universities in the South West and one of the largest employers in the Bristol region. We currently have an opportunity for a Research Associate in our Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER).
The University of the West of England (UWE) has an internationally leading profile in built environment research. CABER is seeking to appoint a Research Associate with a background in urban transport, design for safety and/or social sciences research to support a co-funded EU and UKRI research project.
SOTERIA (www.soteriaproject.eu) is a HORIZON-RIA research project, which is part of the “Safe, Resilient Transport and Smart Mobility services for passengers and goods” EU call HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-01.
This role is specifically targeted at working with stakeholders across Europe to understand the road safety challenges and opportunities of micro-mobility road users. If necessary, you may be required to travel to and work with other European partner countries (e.g. Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Spain).
You should have experience of using web-based survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics) and using statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS) to interrogate quantitative datasets; plus, the ability to use qualitative data analysis software packages (e.g. Nvivo) too.
The post holder will report to Dr Colin A. Booth (Associate Head of Research and Scholarship in the School of Architecture and Environment within the College of Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE)), and they will be expected to interface with researchers in CATE and also the project partners across Europe. This is a full-time, fixed term 21-month post with potential to extend depending on future research funding.
Where is this role based?
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – £300m has been invested in new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while we continue to develop incredible new facilities to enhance our offer even further.
Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities.
Bristol is a city that’s famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. Home to over 460,000 people hailing from 187 different countries – you can find over 91 different languages spoken here, and 45 religions practised. Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol isn’t just a great place to live, but a great place to work.
Why UWE Bristol?
We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 32,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 4,000 staff from across the globe. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with a strong network of employer and partner connections.
We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include scoring above sector average for student satisfaction, we are ranked 24th in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2023 and 39th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.
We are an ambitious and values led university. We're focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise and we are looking for people who share our core values to help us achieve those aims.
With inclusivity as a core value, UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community. We support and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students as a key driver for innovation and success, promoting pathways and achievements to inspire and generate confidence and ambition.
In addition to progressive pay rates, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:
We also offer a wide variety of in-house training courses and development programmes and provide a tailored professional programme to support our academic colleagues in delivering the highest in professional teaching standards.
Add your individuality to ours
Proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing staff community of over 4,000 individuals and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive. Add your individuality to ours to help set us apart.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Multiple Heritage or Other Minority Ethnic candidates as we are currently under-represented in these areas within UWE Bristol; however, all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact: Dr Colin A. Booth on 0117 3283998 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the University will be closed for the festive season from the 23rd December to the 3rd January.
This is a fixed-term post for 21-months, and is full-time working on a 100% contract.
This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.
UWE Bristol is a campus-based University and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based with an opportunity for some remote working.
We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.
Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.
Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.
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