Research Assistant/Associate in Construction Information Technology

University of Cambridge Department of Engineering

United Kingdom

A 36-month position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering to work on the project titled "OMICRON: Towards a more automated and optimised maintenance, renewal and upgrade of roads by means of robotised technologies and intelligent decision support tools".

The post holder will be located in the Civil Engineering Building, 7a JJ Thomson Ave, CB3 0FA, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The key responsibilities and duties are to: devise, implement, and test solutions for the OMICRON project; disseminate the outcomes of the OMICRON project and author reports to the project's sponsor; develop proposals for own or joint research; conduct individual and collaborative research; present and publish research work; and manage own research and administrative activities, with guidance if required. The post holder may also: assist in the supervision of students and provide limited supervision/instruction to classes. The post holder will also be expected to: liaise with the OMICRON consortium partners and staff; liaise with colleagues and students; build internal and external contacts; administer meetings of the OMICRON consortium; plan the use of research resources; plan and manage own research activity; and contribute to planning of joint research projects led by the principal investigator.

The skills, qualifications and experience required to perform the role are: 1) have obtained or be close to obtaining a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science or Architecture, with a focus on one or more of: a) computing in civil engineering or architecture, b) machine learning, c) construction informatics; 2) possess good writing skills and some research experience with sufficient breadth/depth of specialist knowledge in one or more of the areas above; 3) Good communication and presentation skills; 4) Programming experience in one or more object oriented languages, and 5) Experience of managing own workload. In addition, academic teaching, supervision and/or industry experience is desired but not a requisite.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once the PhD has been awarded.

Salary Ranges: Research Assistant: £26,715 - £30,942 Research Associate: £32,816 - £40,322

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the first instance.

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

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If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact: Dr I. Brilakis ( for queries of a technical nature related to the role or Dr Maria Carvalho ( for the application process.

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