Research Assistant or Fellow in Air Quality and Green Infrastructure

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 04 Dec 2022


Cranfield University


School of Water, Energy and Environment

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Period

For 3 Years


£31,060 per annum (Research Assistant, if close to completing PhD) or £35,559 per annum (Research Fellow, if PhD obtained)

About the Role

You will work on a multidisciplinary consortium project funded by NERC “Defragmenting the fragmented urban landscape (DEFRAG)”. The role entails planning and conducting field work, in particular air quality measurement and analysis (Particulate matter and Nitrogen oxides) but also supporting other field work focused on green infrastructure (GI) in real world environments and under controlled manipulations and in-situ GI interventions.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level (or be close to completion) in a Science or Engineering discipline and have experience of air quality measurement and analysis, particularly for particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in ambient environments. You will be an initiative-taking individual with an ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and to work independently in developing novel insights to relationship between urban forms, blue – green-grey infrastructure and air quality.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Environment and Agrifood is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, and training. The Cranfield Urban Observatory includes a network of atmospheric composition measurements on campus and across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Zaheer Nasar, Lecturer in Atmospheric Aerosols, on (T): +44 (0) 1234 75 4584 or (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: . Please quote reference number 4301

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