Post-Doctorial Research Associate

Salaries in the range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum*
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

Up to 12 months (with possible extension)

A Post-Doctoral Research Associate is required to join a growing research group specialising in strategic, technical and economic analysis of transport systems. 

This post, which is sponsored by an EPSRC grant, provides an opportunity for a post-doctoral research position on the performance of aviation systems and their impacts on economic productivity and growth. The research will develop metrics to quantify various aspects of aviation performance and will apply statistical / econometric methods to attain causal measures of the direct economic impacts that arise from investing in aviation capacity. The post will involve modelling and data analysis as well as the ability to write papers and communicate research findings.

Located in the Centre for Transport Studies, the successful applicant will join a large research group working on performance modelling and statistical benchmarking of transport systems. Candidates should have working experience in one or more of the following areas: statistics, economics, econometrics, network optimisation, transport planning or transport engineering. Knowledge of the aviation industry would be a distinct advantage and previous experience with longitudinal data analysis / causal statistical methods is desirable. Candidates must be qualified to PhD level (or equivalent) in a numerate subject. Effective communication, presentational and advanced numerical skills are essential. Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.  The Faculty of Engineering, consistently rated among the best in the world, is made up of 10 academic departments and is committed to increasing its research activity by focusing on engineering-led multidisciplinary growth areas that target a number of global challenges. All of our academic departments are located on a single campus in South Kensington, giving a concentration of talent that creates a stimulating and vibrant research community. You can find out more about our staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements and our excellent professional development opportunities, here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/staff-benefits/.

For further details, please contact Professor Dan Graham (d.j.graham@imperial.ac.uk).

Our preferred method of application is online via Imperial College website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170173FH into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed and attach your CV and a covering letter explaining your current interests and relevant background.

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  • Closing date for applications: 04 July 2017
  • Interview: w/c  10 July 2017
  • Vacancy reference number EN20170173FH