We are currently looking 2 recruit 2 UROP Students for a summar research project in the following areas:

The Transport Strategy Centre (TSC): Public Transport UROP Placement

The Transport Strategy Centre (TSC) is looking for an UROP placement who wishes to expand their portfolio in the commercial sector.  The successful applicant is expected to have some familiarity with public transport (through coursework and/or experience) to assist with a variety of tasks in support of international transport benchmarking and research. The ideal candidate would be willing to work by themselves using their own initiative.  The position can be full, or part time and the start date is flexible but preferred by 1 July 2019 for up to 12 weeks.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Qualitative assessment and coding of public transport posts to an online forum for a community of almost 40 metros around the world
  • Assistance in compiling and synthesizing information (quantitative and qualitative) from surveys of public transport organisations on a variety of topics (e.g., security, maintenance, technology)
  • Processing and validation of public transport data across a broad set of metrics (operational, finance, staff, fleet).

Successful applicants will receive a bursary at a rate of £300 per week.

Interested applicants should contact Alexandra.williams@imperial.ac.uk by noon on 01 June 2019.

The Transport Strategy Centre (TSC): Data Analytics

The Transport Strategy Centre (TSC) is looking for an UROP placement who wishes to expand their portfolio in the commercial sector.  The successful applicant is expected to have strong quantitative and computational skills (e.g., website html, Excel VBA, SQL database management, STATA/STAS) and the ability to learn new software to assist with a variety of tasks in support of international transport benchmarking and research. No prior experience in transportation studies or work required. The ideal candidate would be willing to work by themselves using their own initiative.  The position can be full, or part time and the start date is flexible but preferred by 1 July 2019 for up to 12 weeks.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Assistance with website maintenance and updates
  • Development of internal project management tools
  • Assistance with the management of big data and support of related research for public transport
  • Improvement of data management tools and processes for a public transport customer satisfaction survey

Successful applicants will receive a bursary at a rate of £300 per week.

Interested applicants should contact Alexandra.williams@imperial.ac.uk by noon on 01 June 2019.