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.

Full time, 2 years fixed term

The Research Associate in Transport will carry out leading research within the general field of transport analysis and modelling, but with a particular focus on statistical analysis of urban mass transit systems. The successful applicants must hold an established research record, be qualified to PhD level (or equivalent) in a numerate discipline, and have working experience in one or more of:  statistical / econometric modelling, data science, transport modelling, transport / spatial economics, or transport planning / engineering. They will have the opportunity to work on a range of research themes related to aspects of urban mass transit systems and the wider implications of these systems for cities and for economic wellbeing. Much of the research will involve manipulation and analysis of very large transportation datasets as well theoretical modelling work. Applicants must be self-motivated and have excellent skills in paper writing and in communicating research findings. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial and academic partners. Our research supports industry partners from over 80 cities globally, with increasing work for bodies in China and North America. 
For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Dan Graham, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at d.j.graham@imperial.ac.uk.

Imperial College London is a science-based institution with the greatest concentration of high-impact research of any major UK university.  The Railway and Transport Strategy (RTSC) is based in the Centre for Transport Studies situated within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.  The Faculty of Engineering is 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/.

Our preferred method of application is online via the Imperial College website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170016FH into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. In addition to the application form, applicants must attach your CV and a covering letter explaining your relevant background and why you are suitable for the role. Should you have any queries please contact Alexandra Williams at alexandra.williams@imperial.ac.uk

  • Closing date for applications: 01 March 2017
  • Vacancy reference number EN20170016FH