Career opportunities

The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) is looking for professional engineers with an eye to the future. Whether it is helping to solve the engineering challenges of today’s railway or conducting research to shape the future of the industry, you will enjoy a variety of technical challenges.

The IRR provides a range of specialist railway research and development across a wide range of engineering and safety-risk based areas. We work with industrial and academic research partners across Europe on a variety of projects which will influence the future development of rail transport.

Current Opportunities

Funded PhD opportunities starting October 2022

EPSRC Studentship - Integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for smart maintenance of rolling stock

EPSRC Studentship - Modelling railway ballast using physics engines

Train Brake Optimisation at Low Adhesion Conditions 

Predictive Models for S&C Monitoring