Research Fellow in Urban Sanitation Managing Complex Decision Making

University of Leeds

Leeds, , GB

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced researcher in applied multi-criteria decision making with an interest in international development and sanitation? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class public health engineering team?  Do you want to design new approaches to sanitation which will change the lives of millions of people?

As part of the £785,000 project “Cost and Climate” project, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationand led by Professor Barbara Evans, you will develop new approaches to sanitation system selection which use multi-criteria analysis to identify solutions to complex urban sanitation problems which optimise on functional requirements/ performance (in terms of management and public health outcomes); economics and financing; resilience under uncertain future climate conditions; contributions to greenhouse gas emissions; safety; ease of construction/ implementation and management; and project risks.

Holding a PhD (or close to completion) in Engineering Project Management, you will join a multi-disciplinary research team to develop new knowledge and new approaches to decision making related to optimising urban sanitation interventions in rapidly-growing poor cities in the global south. This role will involve travel in Africa and South Asia which is likely to involve up to four periods out of the UK in each year, each for between two to six weeks.

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

Professor Barbara Evans, School of Civil Engineering

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1990, email: [email protected]

Further information

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Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Section:  Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (From 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2019 (grant funding))
Closing Date:  Friday 10 March 2017
Reference:  ENGCV1051
Downloads:  Candidate Brief