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The Welsh School of Architecture of Cardiff University is currently seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to join our team and work with Prof Zhiwen Luo on a recently funded large-scale AHRC Green Transition Ecosystems project focusing on The Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn in North Wales. The project aims to create a Community Open Map Platform (COMP) that will bring together multiple layers of spatial information to give a social, environmental, cultural and economic picture of what is happening in a neighbourhood, area, local authority, region or nation. This PDRA post will focus on deriving environmental map for the region and collaborate with the wider research team on generating the social and culture maps. 

The ideal PDRA candidate will hold a PhD (or nearing completion/submission) in a relevant subject area such as physical geography, environmental engineering, and science, architectural science, planning, or urban science. They will have a strong background in environmental sensing and mapping research on environment-health nexus (in particular (personal) heat and/or air pollution exposure both indoors and outdoors). They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

For informal enquiries about the role and the Welsh School of Architecture, please contact Professor Zhiwen Luo, luoz18@cardiff.ac.uk 

This full-time position (35 hours per week) is available from Dec 2023 and is fixed term for 15 months. Applications for a flexible working or job share arrangements will also be considered. 

How to apply: In your application form or cover letter – please address how you meet the person specification criteria as identified in the job description and submit a full CV.

Closing Date: Friday, 1 December 2023

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:  Responsible research assessment – Research – Cardiff University

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