Research Associate

University of Glasgow

Job Objective 

The submit holder will play an integral position inside the UKs Nationwide Analysis Hub for Decarbonised Adaptable and Resilient Transport Infrastructures (DARe). The imaginative and prescient of DARe is for local weather resilient, internet zero improvement of the transport system to be guided by programs evaluation. When this imaginative and prescient is realised, decision-makers can have entry to (and visualisation of) information that tells them how transport is performing in opposition to resilience, decarbonisation, and different targets, now and sooner or later. We are going to ship them programs fashions that may assist to pinpoint vulnerabilities and quantify the dangers of failure. It will allow them to carry out ‘what-if’ evaluation of proposed investments and to stress-test eventualities for the most important uncertainties that may decide the efficiency of future transport programs, similar to inhabitants development, new supplies and applied sciences and local weather change.

The analysis programme will take a system-of-systems led method to move which recognises and addresses the challenges on the three, distinct however critically interlinked, scales of nationwide, regional and native. It would tackle the interwoven challenges of resilience and internet zero, for each current and new transport infrastructures, and determine and supply options for brand new vulnerabilities that will happen due to the online zero transition, together with crucial interdependencies with digital and energy infrastructures.

The position on the College of Glasgow, working intently with colleagues at Newcastle College, Heriot-Watt and College of Cambridge, and co-creating options with our pan-UK community of stakeholders, might be to programs of programs evaluation of the transport-energy nexus. Utilizing strategies from complicated adaptive programs and ontologies, and leveraging ICT/Cyber Bodily Infrastructure, we are going to create new networks of fashions that permit us to grasp the resilience, efficiency and decarbonisation pathways of adaptive and resilient transport infrastructure.

This position will place you alongside internationally recognised specialists and on the forefront of analysis in resilience modelling of future transport infrastructure and companies, by way of system of programs evaluation and on the frontier of cyber bodily infrastructure and programs.

For additional data, please contact the College of Glasgow mission Prof. David Flynn, Head of Analysis Division (HoRD), Autonomous Techniques and Connectivity (ASC). [[email protected]]

Primary Duties and Obligations

1.         Take a number one position within the planning and conduct of assigned analysis individually or collectively in accordance with the mission deliverables and mission/group/Faculty/School analysis technique.

2.         Doc analysis output together with evaluation and interpretation of all information, sustaining information and databases, drafting technical/progress studies and papers as applicable.

3.         Set up and keep your analysis profile and repute and that of The College of Glasgow/ Faculty/ Analysis Group, together with establishing and sustaining a monitor document of impartial and joint publications of worldwide high quality in excessive profile/high quality refereed journals, enhancing the analysis affect when it comes to financial/societal profit, and gathering indicators of esteem.

4.         Survey the analysis literature and surroundings, perceive the analysis challenges related to the mission & topic space, & develop/implement an appropriate analysis technique.

5.         Presentation of labor at worldwide and nationwide conferences, at inside and exterior seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and improve our analysis profile.

6.         Take a number one position within the identification of potential funding sources and to help within the improvement of proposals to safe funding from inside and exterior our bodies to help future analysis.

7.         Take a number one position in creating and sustaining collaborations with colleagues throughout the analysis group/Faculty/School/College and wider neighborhood (e.g. Tutorial and Industrial Companions).

8.         Take a number one position in group/group conferences/seminars/workshops and Faculty analysis group actions to boost the broader information, outputs and tradition of the Faculty/School.

9.         Take the lead within the organisation, supervision, mentoring and coaching of undergraduate and/or postgraduate college students and fewer skilled members of the mission group to make sure their efficient improvement.

10.       Carry out administrative duties associated to the actions of the analysis group and Faculty, together with Budgets/Expenditure.

11.       Make a number one contribution to Educating actions (e.g. demonstrating and many others) and related admin as assigned by the Head of Faculty and in session with Principal Investigator.

12.       Hold updated with present information and up to date advances within the area/self-discipline.

13.       Interact in private, skilled and profession improvement, to boost each specialist and transferable abilities in accordance with desired profession trajectory.

14.       Undertake every other cheap duties as required by the Head of Faculty/Director of Analysis Institute.

15.       Contribute to the enhancement of the College’s worldwide profile consistent with the College’s Strategic Plan, World Changers Collectively.

These key duties usually are not meant to be exhaustive however merely spotlight quite a few main duties which the workers member could also be moderately anticipated to carry out.

Data, {Qualifications}, Abilities and Expertise



A1 An awarded PhD or equal in Engineering/Pc Science/Industrial Mathematical Modelling/ or a associated space or equal

A2 A complete and up-to-date information of present points and future instructions in the usage of entire programs modelling, digital modelling, programs engineering, ontologies, and information evaluation.

A3 Proficient in entire programs modelling, programming utilizing Python, and deep studying frameworks similar to TensorFlow and PyTorch.


B1 A Good understanding of programs of programs modelling ideas.



C1 Confirmed abilities in a area related to at the very least one of many following: entire programs modelling, complicated adaptive programs, cyber bodily infrastructure/programs, ontologies, management principle, and programs engineering

C2 Analysis creativity and powerful cross-discipline collaborative potential.

C3 Glorious communication abilities (oral and written), together with public displays and the power to speak complicated information/ideas clearly and concisely.

C4 Glorious interpersonal abilities together with group working and a collegiate method.

C5 Applicable workload/time/mission/price range/folks administration abilities

C6 In depth IT and information evaluation/interpretation abilities as applicable

C7 Self-motivation, initiative and impartial thought/working

C8 Downside-solving abilities together with a versatile and pragmatic method.

C9 Good Crew Management abilities together with demonstrable supervisory abilities.



E1 Enough depth of related analysis expertise, usually together with ample postdoctoral expertise in a associated area, applicable to an early profession researcher

E2 Expertise in deep studying

E3 Expertise in programming in a scientific or industrial setting

E4 Confirmed potential to ship high quality outputs in a well timed and environment friendly method

E5 A monitor document of presentation and publication of analysis ends in high quality journals/conferences

E6 Expertise of constructing a number one contribution in educational actions

E7 Skill to display a level of independence as illustrated by identification of mission targets from evaluation of the literature, design and evaluation of experiments and drafting of papers.

E8 Expertise in enterprise impartial analysis

Cut-off date:  22 January 2024

Phrases and Situations

Wage might be Grade 7, £39,347 – £44,263 each year.

This submit is full time, and has funding for as much as 38 months.

Relocation help might be supplied the place applicable.

As a part of Crew UofG you’ll be a member of a world altering, inclusive neighborhood, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our group, you’ll be able to anticipate:

1 A heat welcoming and fascinating organisational tradition, the place your skills are developed and nurtured, and success is widely known and shared.

2 A superb employment package deal with beneficiant phrases and situations together with 41 days of go away for full time workers, pension – pensions handbook, advantages and low cost packages.

3 A versatile method to working.

4 A dedication to help your well being and wellbeing, together with a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new workers becoming a member of the College

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