Research Fellow in Transport Risk Assessment

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7076575 (Ref.No. ENVTR1133)
Posted: March 31, 2021

Job Description

Would you like to play a part in a major scientific project seeking to understand the risks of Covid-19 transmission on public transport? Do you have strong modelling or analytic skills, plus a background in transport, human geography, population health or equivalent field?  

The TRACK project, led by the University of Leeds and sponsored by UKRI/ Department for Transport has an opportunity for a researcher to join the multidisciplinary TRACK team, contributing to this nationally important research project. The goal of the work area you will focus on is to create understanding on who is using public transport modes, when, how and for what journey purpose. This informs understanding of risk related to the COVID virus, how risk differs, and in the design of future mitigation and polices. Based at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, you will work with several data technologies, assemble existing data, collect new primary data, analyse a variety of data types and develop or interface different models. You will use appropriate statistical approaches to generate insights with policy implications. The wider TRACK project modelling and data analysis involves experts from the universities of Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Environmental sampling of the virus is being undertaken by Public Health England. Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London are investigating the analysis of airflows inside carriages.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Susan Grant-Muller, Professor of Technologies and Informatics, Institute for Transport Studies  (Staff profile)

Email: s.m.grant-muller@its.leseds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  This role is advertised at 100% FTE, but we will consider those wishing to work part time
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 28 March 2022)
Release Date:  Tuesday 30 March 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 25 April 2021
Reference:  ENVTR1133


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