KTF Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable Road Freight (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, Central Cambridge

KTF Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable Road Freight (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a KTF Research Assistant/Associate position in the Cambridge University Engineering Department (CUED) within the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (www.csrf.ac.uk) and the UK Freight Transport Association (www.fta.co.uk). The researcher will work with the group of Adam Boies (www.aboies.com).


The post holder will be located in Central Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK and one day per week at UK FTA, Hermes House, St John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9UZ.


Real-world vehicle emissions have garnered interest recently, owing to the difference between laboratory tests and on-road measurements. Detailed vehicle models are possible, so emissions are known for various engine speeds and load maps. Maps are now obtainable for each vehicle using portable emission measurement systems (PEMS). The high time resolution data allows for emissions to be modelled by means of synthesizing emissions maps from the second-by-second PEMS data. This project extends our existing methodology to commercialize algorithms that can be used by industrial partners.


The key responsibilities/duties are: to develop the existing capabilities of producing maps from on-road data; assist software commercialization with UKFTA and link CUED and UKFTA to improve the engine mapping and vehicle modelling software for purposes of commercialization. It is expected that the researcher will disseminate results in high-impact academic journals, conferences and meetings.


Applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or related subject. The project requires a mixture of skills, including knowledge of vehicle powertrains and their simulation, computer programming, experimental design and data analysis. The post holder will be able collect data from real-world conditions, develop computer models and validate them. Also, working experience of vehicle powertrains, fuels, emissions, data management, model development and validation is required.


Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £25,728 - £30,688 Research Associate: £31,604 - £38,833


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


Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering 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 or the application process, please contact: Sarah Stevenson email shs45@ cam.ac.uk. (Tel +44 01223 330263).


Please quote reference NM14801 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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