Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Air Quality and Green Infrastructure

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Apr 2022

Fixed Term Contract for 3 years

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

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.

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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. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here . We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until May 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.


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