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KTP Research Associate, Hitachi Europe Ltd and Goldsmiths

Vacancy Type
Contract Length
24 months
Full Time
Part Time Hours
40,987 - 45,668
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Funding has been awarded for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Goldsmiths, University of London's Department of Psychology and Hitachi Europe Limited.  A KTP Associate, funded through this two-year project, will develop and apply of an understanding of how consumers' default transport mode choices can become more sustainable. 


To do this, the Associate will:

  1. develop an in-depth understanding of the psychographic (attitudinal, contextual and life stage) drivers and barriers transport users will face in adapting behaviour to benefit from Smart Mobility;
  2. apply this to generate testable hypotheses on the effectiveness of candidate technological and communications-focused approaches supporting consumer acceptance of Smart Mobility Solutions amongst both users and non-users; and
  3. test the most promising hypotheses in pilot collaborations between Hitachi business units and key partners (e.g. city transport authorities).

These KTP objectives will be met through development, execution and evaluation of a multi-method research programme, with social innovation at its core - a key part of Hitachi's mission for over 100 years. 


The company and role are based in London. 


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) support the partnership between businesses and universities or research organisations, placing graduates (KTP Associates) to work on challenging, high-profile projects. Benefits from participating in a KTP scheme include:

  • Accelerating your career
  • Gaining valuable experience and making a contribution
  • Earning a good salary
  • Receiving practical and formal training and gain marketable skills
  • Benefiting from the support of academic experts and KTP Advisers
  • Enjoying an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company
  • The main responsibilities of the job will primarily be:

As a KTP Associate you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project, and report to the Local Management Committee (LMC) on a four-monthly basis. You will need to investigate and develop the research into the appropriate solutions and interventions for the project to evaluate. You will design, implement and test these solutions and interventions, and integrate them with existing systems at Hitachi Europe and its various business units. You are required to fully document your work and provide appropriate benchmark analyses. Finally, you will be expected to organise your own personal development for which you are given a budget.