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Research Assistant/Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)

An opportunity has arisen to join a research team based at the Department of Architecture.

POP-MACHINA is an interdisciplinary research project, involving some two-dozen European partners in the fields of architecture, planning, economics, law, software and social studies - as well as seven municipalities around Europe. It is jointly led at Cambridge by Prof Koen Steemers and Ingrid Schröder, with the main project coordinator being KU Leuven.

The researcher(s) will be working in a small team to develop and apply a methodology that will be adopted for the analysis, identification and repurposing of appropriate urban spaces and buildings into circular makerspaces in the POP-MACHINA pilot cities. The aim will then be to assess the role of these makerspaces in the context of the cities' spatial planning structures and infrastructure networks in order to upscale the cities' urban regeneration potential.

POP-MACHINA has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 821479.

Appointment at Research Associate (Grade 7) level will require an excellent first degree and a PhD in architecture and/or urban design.

Appointment at Research Assistant (Grade 5) level will require an excellent first degree and a postgraduate qualification to Masters level in architecture and/or urban design.

The duties/responsibilities which may be required for this post at either Research Assistant or Research Associate level are outlined in the Further Information Document.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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