Research Assistant/Associate - DARe

Requisition ID:  26611

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  23 Feb 2024



Research Assistant: £31,396 to £32,332 per annum

Research Associate: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 25 February 2024



We are excited to launch these new and rewarding opportunities for Research Assistants/Associates to join us.  We are keen to hear from those of you who have a keen interest in the broad and diverse field of civil engineering.  You will join a diverse community of colleagues based in Newcastle in our newly renovated Stephenson Building.


Who are we?


The National Hub for Decarbonised, Adaptable and Resilient Transport Infrastructures (DARe) in the Civil and Geospatial Engineering group at Newcastle University brings together Newcastle University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Glasgow, and Heriot-Watt University. The Hub is jointly funded by EPSRC and the Department for Transport.


The mission is to deliver cutting-edge research and user-friendly software tools that will help inform the pathway towards a climate resilient and net zero transport system. By integrating a range of data-based models, the Hub’s open access tools will provide users with information indicating how transport systems are performing against resilience, decarbonisation, and other objectives, now and in the future, and enable users to perform scenario planning to inform infrastructure development.


The Role


You will play a key role in processing data, developing models, and working with external stakeholders from regional transport authorities, national logistics providers and government agencies. You will deliver to help inform the UK’s future transport infrastructure.  The Hub works closely with policy makers in the DfT and their delivery bodies which gives the researcher a unique opportunity to work with and influence policy thinking.


We are particularly keen to hear from those with a passion for collaboration and the ability to interact and engage with a diverse network of specialists.   We are looking for candidates who have experience in carrying our research in a broad range of specialisms and we have 5 full time opportunities available for a fixed term period of 3 years. We would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.


Click here to view the full job description. 


Support and benefits


You will benefit from working with academics and industry experts across the transport sector. We follow the Researcher Development Concordat. We enable all staff to fulfil their research potential regardless of career stage. This commitment secures our thriving research culture and vibrant research environment. Our offer to each individual and their researcher development involves: mentoring, annual research planning discussions, pooled research funding to support career development and research activities, peer review support for the development of research and innovation funding applications.


As an EPSRC funded role, the successful applicant may be eligible for the Endorsed Funder Route of the Global Talent Visa. We can provide an interest free loan scheme to support applicants who need to apply for a visa.  


The DARe Hub has a £2m flex fund to support research projects to address specific areas of our remit, researchers can develop their careers through working with teams to develop these projects.


Please reach out to Prof Phil Blythe at if you would like to discuss the opportunity.



Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26611