Solent Future Transport Zone posts.
Applications are invited for three posts at the University of Southampton working on the Solent Future Transport Zone (FTZ), a £28.75 million programme funded by the Department for Transport to trial innovative and sustainable ways to move people and goods. This is a multidisciplinary project in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth and Solent Transport, comprising Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Isle of Wight Council, and Hampshire County Council. The University of Southampton will develop and test a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) App in collaboration with a MaaS provider and investigate travel behaviour change to reduce private car usage, making travel journeys smarter and greener within the Solent sub-region. The University will also undertake monitoring and evaluation to assess the extent that the programme will change travel behaviour, reduce congestion, improve air quality, tackle climate change and transform the Solent sub-region into a better place to live and work.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) in Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Two Posts (ERE, Level 5, three years, and Level 4, two years).
Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent research experience) in travel behaviour analysis, inclusive design and/or human factors engineering. The applicants should show strong motivation for independent research, and the ability to work with other academics, local and central Government and industry. Applicants should also be able to perform effectively under pressure and time constraints, possess good organisational and time management skills, pay close attention to detail, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
The PDRFs will be responsible for the development and application of primary research to assist in the design and testing of the MaaS tool. This will use the principles of User Centred Ecological Interface Design (including the use of Cognitive Work Analysis) and Iterative Inclusive Design to test up to four cycles of the design and development process. They will liaise with other academics at the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton working on barriers and drivers to the uptake of MaaS, and the impacts of MaaS on travel behaviour and the environment. The findings and methods developed are expected to be of sufficient scientific novelty and application that they will lead to publications in leading transport scientific journals. The PDRFs are expected to disseminate the research findings at project meetings, international conferences, and industrial events. As experienced researchers, they will be responsible for supporting general research activity at the University of Southampton and encouraging PhD, MSc and Undergraduate students in related research activity.
Specialist Technician in Data Collection Methods and Management One Post (TAE, Level 4, three years).
This post will assist in the design, execution and curation of Solent Future Transport Zone (FTZ)-related data collection exercises, particularly with respect to the Mobility as a Service project, including ethics applications, procurement and data management. The post-holder will contribute to academic and other publications for the FTZ programme to ensure a high quality of output is achieved and recorded. They will manage the planning and delivery of monthly reporting and research outputs, and develop store of relevant archived materials, to ensure timescales associated with outputs are kept on track. With qualifications to degree level (or equivalent professional experience), the successful candidate will have experience of project management in a relevant technical field, with a proven ability in successfully planning and progressing data collection activities. Applicants should show strong motivation for independent work and the ability to work with academics, local and central government, and stakeholders. Applicants should also be able to perform effectively under pressure and time constraints, possess good organisational and time management skills, pay close attention to detail, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
For further details see: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=1336921DA
Deadline: Tuesday 9 March 2021.