Research Assistant or Research Fellow in Data Science for Changing Cities

Cranfield University

Cranfield, UK 🇬🇧

Organisation: Cranfield University
School/Department: 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: Until 30 September 2023
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of ÂŁ31,059 per annum (Research Assistant) to ÂŁ33,809 per annum (Research Fellow)
Posted Date: 14/04/2022
Apply by: 12/05/2022

Documents: 4033 – JD & Person spec.pdf (PDF, 1298.97kb)

Role Description

Cranfield Water Science Institute welcomes applications from systems thinkers with experience in low and middle income settings.

About the Role

This role will support the ESRC-GCRF funded Scaling-up Off-grid Sanitation project, which is will study Container Based Sanitation (CBS) systems in Haiti, Peru, South Africa and Kenya.   This role will focus specifically on analysing smartphone survey data from users and non-users of Container Based Sanitation.  The smartphone surveys will seek to understand multiple aspects of the users’ experiences of sanitation services, including their mental well-being.   As data is collected daily a large volume will be generated an appropriate statistical tools will need to be applied.

About You

You will have a PhD (obtained or near completion) with a major statistical analysis component and an interest in international development or infrastructure planning. You should be willing to learn about the sanitation sector, but previous experience is not required. Your previous research experience should be evidenced by a peer-reviewed publication track record.

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.

The Water Science Institute has an international reputation for its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments. Further information can be found by visiting:

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 also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more 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. 

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Alison Parker, Senior Lecturer in International Water and Sanitation, on [email protected]. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected]. Please quote reference number 4033.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   12 May 2022