16 April 2015

Research Associate post in Transport and Health at University College London

Applicants are invited for a Research Associate position in an exciting cross-faculty research project: Street mobility and accessibility: developing tools for overcoming older people’s barriers to walking to develop tools to measure and model community severance. The main responsibility will be to analyse questionnaire data from the case studies, and assist with project management.
Community severance (CS) arises when transport infrastructure or the speed or volume of traffic prevent people from accessing goods, services or people. Effects include reduction in social networks and psychological barriers to use of streets for walking or social spaces. Health effects are assumed but have not been studied. More information about the project can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/street-mobility
This is a full-time post however we will consider applicants who wish to work less than full time.
The post is funded until 31st December 2016 and is available from 1st July 2015 (or by negotiation) in the first instance.
Key Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area or equivalent research experience, experience in working in surveys and/or analysing survey data (including larger data sets), and an understanding of the process of carrying out academic research and surveys. Proven ability and commitment to carry out and complete high quality original research and publication of original research papers in peer reviewed journals are essential, as are excellent interpersonal, oral and communication skills.  Project management experience is desirable.
The closing date is 28th April 2015; interviews will probably be first week of May.

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