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Research Associate (Reducing Cycling Injuries while Cycling Grows)
Ref. 50053745

Salary: REA £34,422 to £39,143 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Department: School of Architecture and Cities

Location: Central London


We are looking for a full time Research Associate to join us in January 2019 to work on a new Road Safety Trust-funded project which will conduct ground-breaking analysis of cycling injury risk across the UK. The project will use police injury data and algorithmic prediction to model routes followed by cyclists prior to injury. The modelled routes will be used to generate ‘control’ sites that will be compared to injury sites, to establish which types of route environment have higher or lower injury risks. This will entail collating, collecting, generating, and analysing a range of spatial datasets.

The postholder will lead on (i) obtaining relevant spatial datasets from transport authorities and other bodies across the UK, and importing, collating, managing, and checking these datasets (ii) conducting geographical analysis including algorithmic route generation, generating control sites, and matching control and injury sites to spatial data. The postholder will assist with all other aspects of the project including write-up, presentations, and stakeholder training.

The post is funded under a Road Safety Trust award to Dr. Rachel Aldred, Reader and PI for this project. We are seeking an individual with expertise in spatial analysis, who is well organised and able to communicate effectively with stakeholders, particularly in order to secure geographical datasets. They will have the ability to use software/tools needed for the project (for example, this could involve PostGIS, QGIS, and/or Python). 

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below.  Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Rachel Aldred by email (r.aldred@westminster.ac.uk.)  

Closing Date: Midnight on 15 October 2018

Interviews are likely to be held on: Monday 5 November 2018

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk 

Please note: We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CV’s in isolation or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. 

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