Senior Research Fellow in Data Science for Changing Cities

at Cranfield University
Published December 6, 2022
Location Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Category Data Science  
Job Type Full-time  


Role Description

Cranfield Water Science Institute welcomes applications from systems thinkers with experience in low and middle income settings.

About the Role

This role will support the ESRC-GCRF funded Scaling-up Off-grid Sanitation project, which is will study Container Based Sanitation (CBS) systems in Haiti, Peru, South Africa and Kenya.   This role will focus specifically on analysing smartphone survey data from users and non-users of Container Based Sanitation.  The smartphone surveys will seek to understand multiple aspects of the users’ experiences of sanitation services, including their mental well-being.   As data is collected daily a large volume will be generated an appropriate statistical tools will need to be applied.   As the project finishes, this role will also be involved in preparing a proposal for follow-on work.

About You

You will have a PhD with a major statistical analysis component and an interest in international development or infrastructure planning. You should be willing to learn about the sanitation sector, but previous experience is not required. Your previous research experience should be evidenced by a peer-reviewed publication track record.   You will have experience in writing research proposals.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Water Science Institute has an international reputation for its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments. Further information can be found by visiting:

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Alison Parker, Senior Lecturer in International Water and Sanitation, on

Closing date for receipt of applications:  8 January 2023